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Comment Wait, what? (Score 3, Interesting) 228

One of the easiest ways to evaluate a developer is keeping a tab on the amount of value they provide to a business.

That's easy? OK, problem solved.

But the problem with this approach is that the nature of software development does not make it easy to measure the value a single developer brings

Wait, it's not easy?

Comment My experience (Score 1) 232

Otherwise normal, functioning people post, like, and share lots of garbage to Facebook that can be refuted with 30 seconds worth of checking as long as it supports their position or candidate. When I linked contrary evidence, people were angry. They don't care that their quote was misattributed or that documents or videos contradict their assertions. "Hey, I just liked it. I don't even know who this person is. Why are you even commenting here?"

I have always taken it as a given that people want to know the truth. I want to be corrected if I say something wrong. This is not true for everyone. It is sad.

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Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.