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#ActualSimonForsman

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:48 AM

I've been making games for a long time and unfortunately the only time I consider Python programmers is if I should refer them to the web or script teams. I don't consider them for game programming positions. Maybe I'm too old school but in general my priorities are C++/C#/C/Java, in that order. I only include Java as a proof of ability to program, I never hire such folks as anything but a junior programmer and expect them to pick up C++ in a hurry. Unfortunately, I've ended up firing most of the Java folks, they just don't usually figure out memory management requirements.


You actually hire programmers who classify themselves as <insert language here> programmers for junior positions ?
For senior positions it might be good to get a candidate with expertise in a specific language(the one your company is primarily using) but for junior positions I prefer to see candidates with a broad and solid base. (A candidate who only knows C or its derivates can't be all that interested in his craft).

For me personally C++ was my fourth language, Python fell in at 15+, There are still a whole bunch of languages out there that i know i should take a closer look at.

#4SimonForsman

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:33 AM

I've been making games for a long time and unfortunately the only time I consider Python programmers is if I should refer them to the web or script teams. I don't consider them for game programming positions. Maybe I'm too old school but in general my priorities are C++/C#/C/Java, in that order. I only include Java as a proof of ability to program, I never hire such folks as anything but a junior programmer and expect them to pick up C++ in a hurry. Unfortunately, I've ended up firing most of the Java folks, they just don't usually figure out memory management requirements.


You actually hire programmers who classify themselves as <insert language here> programmers for junior positions ?
For senior positions it might be good to get a candidate with expertise in a specific language(the one your company is primarily using) but for junior positions I prefer to see candidates with a broad and solid base. (A candidate who only knows C or its derivates can't be all that interested in his craft).

#3SimonForsman

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:33 AM

I've been making games for a long time and unfortunately the only time I consider Python programmers is if I should refer them to the web or script teams. I don't consider them for game programming positions. Maybe I'm too old school but in general my priorities are C++/C#/C/Java, in that order. I only include Java as a proof of ability to program, I never hire such folks as anything but a junior programmer and expect them to pick up C++ in a hurry. Unfortunately, I've ended up firing most of the Java folks, they just don't usually figure out memory management requirements.


You actually hire programmers who classify themselves as <insert language here> programmers for junior positions ?
For senior positions it might be good to get a candidate with expertise in a specific language(the one your company is primarily using) but for junior positions I prefer to see candidates with a broad and solid base. (A candidate who only knows C or its derivates can't be all that interested in his craft).

#2SimonForsman

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

I've been making games for a long time and unfortunately the only time I consider Python programmers is if I should refer them to the web or script teams. I don't consider them for game programming positions. Maybe I'm too old school but in general my priorities are C++/C#/C/Java, in that order. I only include Java as a proof of ability to program, I never hire such folks as anything but a junior programmer and expect them to pick up C++ in a hurry. Unfortunately, I've ended up firing most of the Java folks, they just don't usually figure out memory management requirements.


You actually hire programmers who classify themselves as <insert language here> programmers for junior positions ?
For senior positions it might be good to get a candidate with expertise in a specific language(the one your company is primarily using) but for junior positions I prefer to see candidates with a broad and solid base. (A candidate who only knows C or its derivates can't be all that interested in his craft) (Ofcourse even for junior positions you should prefer candidates who know the language you're using reasonably well)

#1SimonForsman

Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:23 AM

I've been making games for a long time and unfortunately the only time I consider Python programmers is if I should refer them to the web or script teams. I don't consider them for game programming positions. Maybe I'm too old school but in general my priorities are C++/C#/C/Java, in that order. I only include Java as a proof of ability to program, I never hire such folks as anything but a junior programmer and expect them to pick up C++ in a hurry. Unfortunately, I've ended up firing most of the Java folks, they just don't usually figure out memory management requirements.


You actually hire programmers who classify themselves as <insert language here> programmers for junior positions ?
For senior positions it might be good to get a candidate with expertise in a specific language(the one your company is primarily using) but for junior positions I prefer to see candidates with a broad and solid base. (A candidate who only knows C or its derivates can't be all that interested in his craft)

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