My gauge of an amazing book is simple: if I’ve got a question, and I reach for the book BEFORE I search the web, then it’s an amazing book. Several times in the last two weeks, I reached for this book first.
Looking for someone with more than a couple years of experience? Here’s how to find out if they’re bluffing. Includes questions like, “I’m a developer – explain why I need a unique key on my table.” Of course, I don’t include the answers – that would make it too easy for people to read this blog and fake it!
Before YOU take a job, here’s what you should ask. Have there been any layoffs in the last year? What’s the on-call policy like? Finding out these answers before it’s too late will save you from taking a really bad job. Believe me – I’ve been there.