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Comment: Re:JavaScript framework du jour (Score 2) 91

by mrbester (#49237081) Attached to: Google's Angular 2 Being Built With Microsoft's TypeScript

And it too will have its own way of doing things that nothing else does, just like Angular and React are right now. At least jQuery was open from the beginning that devs should know the language that it mostly shielded them from. Now it doesn't seem to matter; job postings are mainly for those who can write , not JavaScript. Don't know the particular framework du jour (or preferably *all* of them)? Tough.

Comment: Re:lead to over-applying and under-applying (Score 1) 292

by mrbester (#49220075) Attached to: Do Tech Companies Ask For Way Too Much From Job Candidates?

I hear you. I'm in two minds as to whether I go for a Head of Development job as it has a requirements list a mile long (because as well as managing the teams and directly reporting to CEO you should be prepared to keep updating your coding skill set and crank out solutions like all the other code monkeys). To me it looks like a job that two people would be better at than one, but maybe that's just me.

Comment: Re:And not just that... (Score 1) 292

by mrbester (#49219955) Attached to: Do Tech Companies Ask For Way Too Much From Job Candidates?

At a review (KPIs, fuck them) when the possibility of raises not happening was mentioned if after number crunching - where all non-tangible benefit you bring to the team and the company is discarded as irrelevant - you didn't do as well as it was hoped (read "expected"), I casually asked "not even for cost of living increases?" (that wasn't even 2% according to RPI) and was met with a disbelieving look as if I'd asked to film a blowbang with his wife and daughters.

I don't work there any more.

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. -- Isaac Asimov