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Choose boring employers
27 points by marvel_boyhttp://www.sicpers.info/2017/09/choose-boring-employees/
milesokeefe - 37 minutes ago
Title should read "employees".
iffycan - 35 minutes ago
Though the typo'd version probably has some merit, too.
whipoodle - 18 minutes ago
Yes, but it's a different argument.
payne92 - 30 minutes ago
TL;DR Don't chase the latest tech stack to attract developers. Hot
today, dated next year."Access to developer talent" is a reasonable
factor in selecting a tech stack (e.g. there's a reason few use
COBOL, etc.) But it's one of MANY factors.
jonbarker - 17 minutes ago
If boring == profitable, sign me up!
gtt - 14 minutes ago
Sadly, usually boring is just boring.
StavrosK - 14 minutes ago
This article is three lines long. What's next for the front page?
nulagrithom - 12 minutes ago
Ugh, I hate this sentiment. "Technology moves too fast so don't
bother trying to keep up!" No... It's about balance...We're looking
for a Synon 2/E expert right now. It's going about as well as
chrisco255 - 12 minutes ago
Tech choices matter. The industry evolves and all of this
experimentation in languages, frameworks, tooling, and libraries
has led to real productivity gains.10X developers may be rare...but
I don't think it's so rare to see 10X productivity gains when it
comes to tech stacks.For example, a company who runs their own
servers manually can see dramatic improvements in productivity and
agility if they move to a newer tech stack and run on AWS or Heroku
or some PaaS as an alternative.Using JQuery may be the tried, true,
and mature front end stack, but I've been able to rewrite front-end
code in a different framework with less than 1/5th of the code to
maintain.To summarize, I think you should hire energized,
motivated, continually educated employees that stay at the top of
their game...not boring ones.
kafkaesq - 3 minutes ago
I think you should hire energized, motivated, continually
educated employees that stay at the top of their game...not
boring ones.I think the point of the article, which was rather
subtle actually, is that "top of their game" is best defined in
more general terms than simply "skilled in the top random webby
crap from from the last 18 months".