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Liam McLennan

seven_samurai From time to time a developer makes a break from their platform of choice (.NET, Java, VB, Access, COBOL) and moves to perceived greener pastures. Zed Shaw did it, jumping from Ruby to Python, and Mike Gunderloy went from .NET to Rails.

But it can be difficult to change platform. My clients don’t come to me looking for  a software developer, they come looking for a .NET developer. This is a tragic side effect of big software companies marketing.

If your village is under attack by bandits, would you turn away the first seven samurai who offered to help because you didn’t like their swords? What matters is how effectively they can defend your village.

You should not tell your carpenter what sort of hammer to use and you should not tell your software developer what platform to use.

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 4:17 PM | Back to top

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