On Recruiting

I’ll have more to say about this later, but I want to get this quote out there now so that technical leads, engineering managers, engineering directors, and vice-presidents of software engineering can have it embroidered on a pillow, printed on a t-shirt, and taped to their bathroom mirrors:

The quality of your company’s software will never exceed the quality of your company’s software developers.
— Paul M. Parks

If you’re not recruiting the best developers you can possibly afford and training the ones you have, you’re losing to the companies that are.

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