Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Saturday, December 23, 2006
What Developers Want
Rob Walling has posted an article, Nine Things Developers Want More Than Money, that managers should read, if they want to understand what makes most developers tick. Rob draws upon Frederick Herzberg's Two Factor Theory.
Just over 1 year ago I left a job at an engineering company in Perth (with its head office in Canada). In the space of just 10 months, before and after I left, my department had a turn over of its entire complement of staff. I mention this, because all of the problems and complaints voiced by the developers are discussed in this post. [This one's for you Bernie!] On the positive side, everyone that left found better jobs.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com