This is Argyn's blog. I comment on topics of my interests such as software, math, finance, and music. Also, I write about local events in Northern Virginia, USA and all things related to Kazakhstan

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Hitting the High Notes

The real trouble with using a lot of mediocre programmers instead of a couple of good ones is that no matter how long they work, they never produce something as good as what the great programmers can produce.

It's a good blog post. My own experience shows that one good programmer can really be hundred times more productive. It's not even because of "high notes". It's just if you don't have a good programmer, then the bad ones will do design. Here comes the disaster. Their design will be bad, and core code will be bad. This will cost a lot in the long run.

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