Same as real estate.
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Same as real estate.
I know that - I've been a recruiter for 15 years.
But companies do not equate the $20,000 recruiting fee with the cost of ads.
Small companies - startups and also large companies and HR departments actually look at the price of their recruiting tools.
To find someone I would ideally like to advertise across every available channel - that means ads on 3 or four job sites such as SO, LinkedIn and also local board.
Simply not possible to include SO in that sort of campaign at $500/ad.
StackOverflow jobs are extremely overpriced, even if you can find what the price is - no wonder they don't value this area of the business enough to keep it - who wants to place a job ad at $500?
At $500 an ad a small company needs to justify that purchase - especially when finding someone may take six months and 8 ads. Of course StackOverflow Jobs won't be the choice for that sort of talent search at $500 per ad.
They should have made job ads $50 each and advertised the price up front.
It is worth noting that in the current economic conditions job ads are dramatically less effective because there is a shortage of developers and because recruiters are now contacting candidates directly. That said, job ads are not dead - job ads need to adjust to the market conditions. Job ads used to be worth $500, now they are worth $50 - that's how the recruiting market has changed.
At the moment it is extremely hard to find developers - this results in lots and lots of job ads.
StackOverflow management are clearly inexperienced/incompetent in the recruiting field if they can't capitalise on this in the current environment.
What a waste.
Miniserve: For when you want to serve some files over HTTP
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Step one is to find someone who even knows that the source code still exists - it may well be lost forever.
If someone turns up saying "yes I have a copy of FlexOS/386" then I can take next steps which is to work out who to talk to about open sourcing it.
In my opinion alot of senior tech people like CTO's and CEO's are interested in things like computer history and the software community.
A company that open sources its defunct software at the request of the community is showing itself to be a good corporate citizen - they get to do a press release that might catch the attention of some good engineers who consider taking a job with them. Anything's possible.
Worst case is someone finds the software and the company that owns it says "no" - nothing ventured, nothing lost.
Does anyone here on HN know someone at WindRiver who might know more about FlexOS?
True enough - that would be step two after finding the source code.
Ask HN: Does anyone know of the whereabouts of the source code of FlexOS/386?
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>> "to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone, across every device"
Should say "to bring the joy and community of gaming to XBOX AND WINDOWS USERS, across every MICROSOFT device".
VR makes my physically ill.
Even thinking about it now makes me feel unwell.
Ask HN: I'm addicted to coding, how do I learn marketing? Got tangible advice?
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Ask HN: Anyone use Jetbrains Jetpack Compose to make desktop macOS applications?
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Is there a way to send free SMS in Australia?
Ask HN: Has Mike Lindell, the “My Pillow” guy hit the ultimate sales strategy?
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Removed - too negative.
>> I tried reading their source code, also of atom, brackets, light table etc. Honestly I don't understand anything. I am not able to make sense of the data flow and the architecture.
Even so, this is exactly the right thing to do, except probably you are studying editors that are too big for your purposes - find something smaller in scope.
You won't understand without significant effort - you need to put in the work.
So, here's what I suggest:
1: keep examining the source code of various editors - however, focus on trying to find small editors that are very focused in what they do. Also look for old editors for operating systems like DOS - they might be smaller in scope and therefore easier to understand. Also look at editors in other languages, such as Pascal.
2: The essence of learning is to implement - so start writing the smallest editor you can.
3: continue searching for and reading any sort of written documentation/blog posts/articles as you are doing.
Eventually the light will switch on.
That's what's missing here - a set of criteria defining what matters in the evaluation.
What are the key criteria and what core does each framework get? Also, the "built some new thing" must be evaluated and scored alongside the others.
If "we are building for super low bandwidth users" matters then it should be stated in this blog post.
Here's a start point for criteria for evaluating JS frameworks - each framework should get a score against the criteria, and the criteria should be weighted to indicate importance for this project:
* Open source number of project maintainers and activity level of project commits
* Size of user base/community
* Size of runtime
* Quality of documentation
* Availability of third party components
* Recruiting new team members - availability of developers experienced with this framework
* IDE support
* Availability of third party documentation
* Number of questions and answers on Stack Overflow/online forums
* Experience level of framework within our team
etc etc add criteria that matter to you.
Discarded React because it takes 120K?
The background image on his blog post is 168K
Unfortunately alot of people don't know how to manage junior developers well.
Take it from me - you are FINE - you are doing well. I know this because you have the right attitude and you are working hard - these are the primary factors that determine how a junior developer is doing.
Do not be disheartened by the incompetence of your managers.
You are at the beginning of your career - keep doing exactly what you are doing.
In time you will find you have suddenly levelled up. Keep working hard and every few years you'll jump in level again.
Start looking for another job now - get out of that place because your career there is finished and your management are incompetent.
This is a victory for ordinary Australians.
There's a sad history of rich and famous getting special treatment to get into Australia.
If you're coming here you should follow the same rules as everyone else - even rich and famous tennis players.