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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Get with it, Pops

Dare gives evidence that older Googlers are coming away dissatisfied from the experience.

Here are a few disapproving quotes:
  • It was obvious that they do not care that I had 12 years software engineering experience
  • orientation towards cool, but not necessarily useful or essential software
  • don’t have a career path for their employees
  • There is no legacy code
  • As all organizations mature they tend to add PROCESS
Isn't this the static vs dynamic argument? Old models of software development vs new? On premise software vs software as a service? Will legacy code even be important at Google? Shouldn't our goal be disposable code?

Aren't perspectives like this the reason Microsoft is perceived as a falling star while Google is a rising one?

2 comments:

Mike Dierken said...

Heh, I was too busy coding to write up a comment to his post - thanks for saying what you said.

I could understand people migrating back, but a couple of the quotes made me queasy...

kaicevy said...

Here are a few disapproving quotes:It was obvious that they do not care that I had 12 years software engineering experienceorientation towards cool, but not necessarily useful or essential softwaredon’t have a career path for their employeesThere is no legacy codeAs all organizations mature they tend to add PROCESSIsn't this the static vs dynamic argument? Old models of software development vs new? On premise software vs software as a service? Will legacy code even be important at Google? Shouldn't our goal be disposable code?Aren't perspectives like this the reason Microsoft is perceived as a falling star while Google is a rising one?