Having worked for a large global corporation for over 10 years I’ve seen and felt the impact of corporate performance reviews first hand. Every year there is some re-launch or ‘improvement’ in the process, but every year the results are the same; a feeling it really wasn’t worth all the effort. So what’s wrong?
If you haven’t yet read about Graph Databases you really should. While many traditional and newer ‘NoSQL’ databases provide a lot of brawn, Graph databases really are the brains of the database world. OpenCypher, recently announced by Neo Technology, is a query language for graph databases. It will bring Graph Databases into mainstream.
It’s not only capturing the ‘What?‘ but just as importantly the ‘Why?‘ you are doing something that matters in code comments.
Since I started my career over 20 years ago I’ve seen a steady increase in the use of technical tests during the interview process.
While these exercises have some value there are a lot of testing techniques that do nothing but stroke the ego of the interviewer. These tests can produce judgements based on unrealistic or irrelevant scenarios.
I’m careful to watch for ego driven test exercises and ensure my team remember to leave their egos outside the room!