• Issue #34: Job Market

    Issue #34: Job Market

    Welcome to the thirty-fourth issue of De Programmatica Ipsum, dedicated to the subject of the Job Market. In this edition, Adrian describes the painful recent evolution of the Swiss tech job market; Graham reflects on the difficulties of the hiring process and the obsolescence of the technical interview; and in the Library section, Adrian talks about "My Job Went to India: 52 Ways to Save Your Job" by Chad Fowler.

  • Issue #34: Job Market

    Corals And Sharks

    Until the mid-90s, the Swiss job market required two things of anyone interested in pursuing a career in management in any major local industry: a university degree… and a grade in the Swiss Army. As a consequence, in the Swiss side of my family I had a fair share of sergeants, lieutenants, captains, and other mid- to high ranking officers, most of them in artillery and infantry.

  • Issue #34: Job Market,  Library

    Chad Fowler

    There was a time when I advertised my services as "Ruby on Rails" programmer. It was by that time that I got to learn the names and work of many people in that field; many of whom had come from the J2EE world, were tired of configuring everything in XML files, and preferred to use… YAML files instead. OK, I am being sarcastic here. Ruby on Rails was truly revolutionary when it appeared.