Why software developers are like artists

A team at MuleSoft created a video a few weeks ago describing what it’s like to be a developer at the company. James Donelan, VP of engineering at MuleSoft, noted in the video how developers are like artists. There are many reasons why there are similarities between developers and artists. These perceptions are based on observations in the workplace and personal experience, too.

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“Show me the money!” Top programmers can now get agents

If you are a good coder in Silicon Valley, you are among the pampered elite. You get big paychecks, people bring you free gourmet food, drivers shuttle you around town. Coders in Silicon Valley are treated a lot like talented entertainers would be in Hollywood. It’s a thought not lost on Altay Guvench, a coder himself who has become one of the first agents for software developers.

 

 

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Boom in app development lures coders but it’s tough to make a living

Software engineers now outnumber farmers and have almost caught up with lawyers.

Over the last two years Shawn and Stephanie Grimes have spent much of their time in pursuing their dream of doing research and development for Apple, the world’s most successful corporation.

 

 

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It pays to code, but how long will that last?

Everyone knows that software experts make big bucks.

Glassdoor published its most recent software engineering salary report last week. It found that it pays to code. Google and Facebook employees earn a base salary of ~$125K, not counting benefits, 401k matching, stock options/grants, etc., and even Yahoo! developers pull in six figures. Everyone knows that good engineers are awfully hard to find. Demand has skyrocketed, supply has stagnated, prices have risen. Basic economics.

 

 

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