“The Joel Test,”
Note: Look for the Joel Test
1. Do you use source control? 2. Can you make a build in one step? 3. Do you make daily builds? 4. Do you have a bug database? 5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code? 6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule? 7. Do you have a spec? 8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions? 9. Do you use the best tools money can buy? 10. Do you have testers? 11. Do new candidates write code during their interview? 12. Do you do hallway usability testing?
Note: The Joel Test
If you are a programmer working in the twenty-first century and you don’t know the basics of characters, character sets, encodings, and Unicode, and I catch you, I’m going to punish you by making you peel onions for six months in a submarine. I swear I will.
Note: lol
1. Smart 2. Get things done
Note: Qualities to look for in someone you are hiring.