footballism wrote: Ian is really really an old man. I am just curious whether or not he's still writing code
Well thanks for making my day!
I've been self-employed as a "developer/lead developer" for the last 10 years (spent a brief period as an architect but missed the hands-on and took a rate cut to move back to being lead developer in that same organisation). The longest down time I've had
between contracts has been 4 weeks (my choice - I wanted to go to New Zealand) so yeah, I still write code and people seem to be happy to keep paying me to keep writing code and (touch wood) renewing a contract has never been a problem - when I've left a company
it's always been my choice.
Ian, you know, it's quite unusual in China to have old man like you still write code, there is an old saying in Chinese software industry, it goes like: if you cannot get promoted before the age of 33, you've got no chane in this trade, you should quit...
I think the problem for most of my clients over the last 10 years is they've typically hired all those wet-behind-the-ears youngsters who are too focussed on what's "cool" rather than what's cost-effective or what their customers want, so they hire an
old fart like me to pick up the pieces of disasterous projects and mentor the silly young puppies
So, Ian, could you please tell me how many old men in your age who still write code in your country?