paul wheaton wrote:In 1997 I discovered Java. Ten times better than anything else I had ever worked in. Nothing has come close since. Granted, 95% of the java dev work I see others doing is utter crap. It's like how to take a beautiful thing, tie it down, piss all over it and call it "best practices".
So, when it comes to developing a career in software engineering, my advice is quite different and most others that get paid in this field will tell you my theories suck. But sometimes it was my job to fire those people.
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