No More “Rockstar Developers”

Recruiters are still talking about “Rock star developers”.  One consequence of being a software tester by day and music critic by night is that I don’t even want my rock stars to be rock stars. Do we really want the sort of egos who send emails in 14 point red bold arguing that the bug you raised was a missed requirement rather than a coding error?

Give me Rock Star Developers and I’ll test their work as if I’m Paul Morley writing for the NME in 1981…

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2 Responses to No More “Rockstar Developers”

  1. I would LOVE to see a list along the lines of “What These Rockstars Would Code Like If They Were Programmers”.

  2. Tim Hall says:

    I would not like to try and debug code written by Pete Doherty.