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Inevitably the media seizes upon a single person, or a cohesive group all of whom are described as conspiring together to cause the event.
There’s always a terrific slight of hand going on when software developers try to draw analogies to other fields.
Blue-collar credentials and being treated like a unique, creative, and highly-paid professional just aren’t compatible.
“Programmers” are the architects and structural engineers who design the buildings; they get programming languages and frameworks and IDEs to hammer the nails.
I have no doubt that the industry is full of coders banging out one CRUD app after another, but their work bears a lot more relation to architects customizing a house design to a particular site (or, a better analogy, 19th-century railroad engineers applying the standard truss designs to design bridge after bridge) than it does to contractors framing house after house based on the designs they’re handed.
If a programmer walked into an interview and gave answers this evasive about how many projects he’d done in Java, he’d be an obvious no-hire.
Not having certain experience is one thing; not even knowing what experience you have is another matter entirely.Pouting that interviews suck without suggesting any improvements is just childish, and doubly so if you’re complaining not about the bizarre “puzzle question” or “culture fit” interviews, but about being questioned on knowledge and experience.Technical interviews can be annoying and they can be done badly, but I’d still much rather work in an industry that does tech interviews than one forced to rely solely on CV reviews and personality-driven poking at “soft skills”.The main premise of this complaint about programming interviews is that a programmer is a programmer is a programmer, and the details don’t matter, and that’s straight-up bullshit. If the overall software system will be distributed, then the architecture needs to take rollout into consideration.Shrugging off context is only a professional qualification for field-goal kickers. I don’t think it’s used much (if at all) for stud wall construction, but it is occasionally used for post-and-beam construction, which involves either metal brackets or traditional cut joinery, and for nonstructural finishings.Those aren’t the guys you’re going to bend over backwards to hire to frame your walls.The whole story seems to be built on the premise that the only skill a carpenter has is the ability to drive a nail straight, making any notion of an “interview” farcical. There’s a hell of a difference between a framer, a cabinet-maker, and a furniture-maker. There is, however, a lot of brown stain, and brown shingling, and brown brick. Questions like this are exactly how a good interviewer separates a blinkered newbie from an expert with perspective.Throwing on a beret does not a national theme make. Could we be witnessing the start of a generation-long leadup to contention in the hat-hobbling category? Finally, we have a couple of new awards for 2015: There’s a specific form of logical fallacy or cognitive bias that I’ve never seen explicitly listed in collections of such fallacies or biases.Did not expect anyone to be able to pull of a “tree” theme this well. It is related to the “Fallacy of False Cause” and to the “Illusion of Control” bias.In this hypothetical, we’re talking about a job building houses. Any real carpenter would know the differences between varieties of wood, between the two major types of wood construction, and between the different roles wood can play in a project.Houses are most commonly built using platform framing of stud walls made from spruce, pine, or fir. And he’d definitely know which projects he’d worked on that involved which.