Reputation
1,086
Top tag
Next privilege 2,000 Rep.
Edit questions and answers
Badges
7 8
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~61k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 0 helpful flags
  • 10 votes cast
Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
Aug
4
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
Feb
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
awarded  Yearling
May
31
comment Why are programming salaries higher than most other common “educated” careers?
Like someone else suggested, it's the high ROI. In the Silicon Valley, a $150k-$200k programmer can build/help build something that will make everyone a millionaire and the investors billionaires. That's less likely to happen in other places. Not impossible, just less likely.
May
31
comment Why are programming salaries higher than most other common “educated” careers?
@Mark above suggested the reason was the high ROI. I think that's the right answer. In some places the ROI will be even higher. For example, in the Silicon Valley (or similar), paying a programmer $150k-$200k is not that unusual. Mostly because theres$150k-$200k can
May
31
awarded  Commentator
May
31
comment Why are programming salaries higher than most other common “educated” careers?
As much as I would like to believe that I'm paid more than other highly trained professionals because what I do is more difficult, challenging, etc, I know that's not why. The ROI answer is the right answer.
May
31
answered Can CSS be considered a DSL?
May
16
awarded  Enthusiast
May
9
answered Do experienced Ruby on Rails developers use scaffolding?
May
9
awarded  Enlightened
May
9
awarded  Nice Answer
May
9
answered How often should I/do you make commits?
May
6
comment What have you seen go wrong when introducing SCRUM?
@gbjbaanb Ultimately it doesn't matter. Do you know what standing prevents though? And if so, how do you try to prevent it? And is it working for you?
May
5
answered What have you seen go wrong when introducing SCRUM?
May
2
comment Is there a canonical book on Agile?
Though the white book is awesome, I would strongly recommend the first edition. The 2nd edition (the one mentioned above) is a great book if you have already internalized agile. Some might argue that the second edition is more a philosophy book than a "process" book. IMO the first edition is a better place to start. I started with the XP white book (first edition) in 1999 and though I have ready many more, it's still my favorite one. Re: "xp is a subset of agile". Not the right way to put it. Agile is the abstract class whereas XP, Scrum, FDD, etc are the implementations.