Why You Want Talented Artists

After publishing about the art of software development yesterday, a friend pointed me at Frank Wiles’ “Guide to Hiring Programmers: The High Cost of Low Quality”. Assuming software development is an art, Frank Wiles very aptly outlines the reasons that in a company you should aim for talented artists only.

Maybe the best summary that describes the people you’d want to hire is Joel Spolsky’s “Smart, and Get things done.” How do you find them? Read his “Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0)”