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Bjarne Stroustrup on Corporate Programming. Things Are Getting Better. New Kingmakers

“Corporate programming is often done to the point where the individual is completely submerged in corporate ‘culture’ with no outlet for unique talents and skills. Corporate practices can be directly hostile to individuals with exceptional skills and initiative in technical matters. I consider such management of technical people cruel and wasteful.”

Bjarne Stroustrup, the Father of C++

Another Robert Brook share. I think things are getting better for developers – or as we think of them at RedMonk – the Talent. If great engineers get treated like shit they can find a new gig. In the age of Github, open source, and the ongoing war for talent, opportunities have never been better. If you’re in an abusive relationship with your employer its time to make a clean break. If you’re a corporate IT shop get wise- the most important role you play today is talent management. Developers are the new Kingmakers. If you can’t keep your developer talent onside you’re not going to get decent business results and outcomes.

Related:  The Prisoner’s Dilemma and the Folly of Keeping Technology Adoption Secret, See also The New Patronage Economy.

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