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comment What type of interview questions should you ask for “legacy” programmers?
+1 for the insight! I hadn't really thought about that angle of most of them being largely self-taught.
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comment What type of interview questions should you ask for “legacy” programmers?
+1 as I often learn the most about an applicant by what they ask, the problem is still there though, as we are essentially speaking different languages regardless of who is doing the asking. Regarding source control, I doubt that they are going to know the differences in branching/merging strategies between a DVCS and a CVCS since DVCS's have only been widely adopted in the past 5-10 years. And these are the kinds of questions that we ask, that was my point when I said "source control strategies" and not "source control in general"
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comment What type of interview questions should you ask for “legacy” programmers?
I didn't have any experience when I was hired at my first job, and we hire people all the time that are fresh out of school and have zero experience. With those people we see potential, I also see potential in the "legacy" programmers that I am speaking of. I'm just having a hard time seeing where there was any kind of "age discrimination" in my question?
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comment What type of interview questions should you ask for “legacy” programmers?
Wow, I read and reread my question over and over trying to eliminate everything that could possibly be construed as discrimination and still someone is offended. Figures. BTW, go listen to the most recent episode of This Developer's Life where they interview a 35 year old guy who has only worked in FORTRAN since graduation. It has NOTHING to do with age and EVERYTHING to do with experience. Sorry that that wasn't clear enough...
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