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Comment Re:I know I'm being selfish, but... (Score 1) 298

That was my first thought, too - if this is successful, it may change the nature of "programming", but won't obviate the job classification. What it WILL do, which CASE tools, and UML, and DSL's, and "AngularJS" and every other miracle time-saving product did, is convince people who don't know how to use those tools that a) programming is easy-to-trivial and b) should be more or less a minimum-wage type of paper-pushing task. The reality is, all of these things actually end up making programming mentally harder, because you have to understand what those tools are doing on your behalf in order to troubleshoot them when they don't do what they should have done, but I don't see that resonating with the Illiterati that are running the show these days.

Comment Re:Your milage may vary (Score 2) 162

Sounds like you've been unlucky. I'm currently working for an organization that doesn't have perfect management, but generally remote workers are kept in the loop just fine. I've worked for orgs with far worse management and lack of communication where everyone had to go into the office - and the office environment was noisy and distracting. A massive blow to productivity.

Comment Re:oddly (Score 1) 118

It is *always* a good candidate's market.

You're giving hiring authorities too much credit, assuming that they can tell good candidates from bad ones. They look at: a) where you went to college and b) the reputation of the companies that you've worked for in the past. Beyond that, they'll bring you in for a couple of string-reversal-on-the-white-board brainteasers.

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