I am going to start posting little quips our guys innocently say to me.
The newest member of the team sent me an IM today while looking at an application we inherited from someone else:
“I’m guessing this guy built the domain model correctly and then decided to mess it up later?” Be careful who you hire, there is a lot of bad rails code out there. Here are a few tips:
I will add to this list periodically.
So I know what you’re thinking, either “But Steve, we’ve already hired someone, what do we do?” or “OK Steve, how do I find the right candidate?”
Here are the answers:
If you’ve already hired someone and you have a sinking feeling (like the boat you’re on starts with “ti” and ends with “tanic,” or just want a sanity check, give us a call. We offer three free hours of code review. That should be enough time to get a feel for the quality of the code.
If you are looking to hire someone, we do offer an interview service. It is not free (in fact it’s a bit expensive), but it might be the right start for your project.
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