I was joking about this with my editor, and he told me that he had a similar iOS 7 run-in last week. While at a Chipotle, he noticed a group of teenagers with beta-enabled iPhones in line in front of him–a group he described as “not exactly the geeks from Math Club.” He asked one kid how they had all gotten the new OS and the kid replied that they had all shelled out $100 for dev accounts to get the new hotness on their phones. … [Read more...] about Wait–Why The Hell Does Everyone Have iOS 7 Already?
“About a year ago we were still doing the phone screen, but we got some folks where it was just really hard to tell,” Lisle says. “It was like, ‘okay this person might be really good, but I’m just uncomfortable about this or that. I can’t tell if they really know coding.’ And so we thought, well, instead of just writing the person off, if we had some sort of test we could send to them then we could actually see what they would do with coding up something. We could verify that they can actually compile and build code.” … [Read more...] about Want To Recruit Better Developers? Give Them Broken Code