Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Dotnut talks about the higher powers

Read: Algorithmic and Heuristic approaches towards software development

Well yes, we both played in the hands of the higher powers at the same place for quite a long time and ended up slogging our ass off for products, one of which sold a couple of licenses and one which never materialised. Anyway I never thought that product is going to sell a single copy. Good that two people bought it. God bless them.
Lesson learnt: "Nobody is going to listen to an engineer who knows something about bzness. But they will listen to people who know little bit about bzness and nothing about technology."

Now, engineering degrees. That’s one sore point. People who get them now days are not engineers but mugpots. You mug, you score and you get a degree. They simply don't have the ability to think on their own. Being from a reputed college can assure you that the degree holder has some firepower, at least the will to succeed and be more then 'one of the guys'. But that’s about it. The same goes for certification, for example just ask a .Net certified professional (?) about Tracing and you can see him going belly up. Yup!! Even I am one and that’s how I know.
One should hire people who can think and solve problems, may be not even solve problems, just give an approach. The rest will follow.

As far as approaches towards software development goes, let me assure you that we do very little software development. We are mostly into maintenance and support.
And that’s why you see most companies applying the Algorithmic approach and hire people who can be typist.

Software industry in India is young. Infact we are a young nation, just 50 years old. But the software industry is not that young abroad. Here, I am sitting next to a professional who has thirty years of experience in this field. And let’s accept it; this is just like any other industry which will be affected by the economic cycle. Sun will shine in the day and long nights will follow. That's the way it is for people who make Steel and that’s the way it will be for us.
We are not eespesial!!

Rahi baat Chinese logon ki to, may be one day their cheap typists will replace our typists.

Big deal.

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