Java Developer

Everyone speaks Java

As the first language everyone learns, many developers can claim to have a “background in Java”. It’s a bit like finding someone that speaks English. Most people claim they can speak it, but finding someone that writes can eloquently finish a sentence is… well, kinda hard… right?

To make it even more difficult, a Java developer with only basic skills can make themselves look experienced. The more simple test assignments put to them by a recruiter can often be solved with a copy-paste from Stack Overflow. Meanwhile, a good developer will often be too busy (or proud) to be subjected to complex or lengthy coding assignments.

At the same time, young, ill-educated recruiters are busy hunting for “ninja programmers”. Cordelia Dillon argues that the ideal developer is less like the “rockstar coder” that many recruiters target, and more like a sculptor or archaeologist.

Above taken from linked Article below.

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