Programmer ability, what does “the best” actually mean?

Posted April 24, 2012 at 11:38 am by Ed Guiness

If you really want hire “the best” programmers, is that reflected in the offered salary and conditions?

I’m not saying salary and conditions are the only considerations, but let’s be realistic, they sure don’t hurt.

Now consider what “the best” actually means. Let’s assume programmer ability is distributed on a normal curve.



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Ed Guiness

I am the author of Ace the Programming Interview, published 2013 by John Wiley and Sons. In 2012 I founded, a volunteering organisation for programmers. I've been a professional programmer for more than 20 years, and a hiring manager since 2004. Ask me anything.

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