Quote from DavidS on December 15, 2011, 21:22
The most productive coders are those that do it correctly. They may not produce as much product, though they do produce the most usable product.
A sorry tale from my fairly recent past. A company I worked in was looking to make redundancies - no, nothing to do with the fact that I worked there - so the manager went a wandering.
In one room of programmers, he found a dozen people all coding away, lots of activity, very busy.
In another room, another group were doing a lot less work. Pretty laid back atmosphere etc. They were working, just didn't seem as busy as room number one.
So, come the day for cuts, the programmers in the second room were made redundant.
Wrong decision! Those were the best programmers and the system they worked on was running pretty damned well. The programmers in the first room were the code monkeys who were busy fixing their own bugs. Major fail.
And another major fail came not long after I was made redundant - the firm got into serious trouble and was asset stripped by a much larger company. Me, I started my own business - and, so far, I'm still working. And I started on ZX-81 Basic, self taught from PCW Magazine.
Maybe what we need is a Raspberry Pi Foundation for Proper Programming and Analysis - need a snappier title though!