[Haskell-cafe] Haskellers.com skills list moderation?
haskell at benmachine.co.uk
Wed Oct 20 09:02:12 EDT 2010
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 2:32 PM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:
> Algorithmic Problem Solving
I think this needs to go, because I'm really having a hard time
imagining any programmer who doesn't do this.
> High Assurance Software Development
This sounds vague to me and/or the same as other skills (cf. Formal
Verification). Again, I'm not sure how many people would describe
their software as "low assurance".
> Robotics and Automation
Would be tempted to drop "Automation" from here.
I wonder if these parentheses are necessary, or if they hint at the
fact that this isn't really one skill. I have a suspicion that being
competent at website and stylesheet *design* (i.e. knowledge of good
design principles and application to HTML/CSS) is an entirely
technologies like AJAX and JSON and who-knows-what.
Overall, I think it would be nice to have a consistent idea about how
concrete or abstract we allow skills to be, and as someone else
mentioned what the target audience is for them. We have skills that
relate to specific libraries and then skills that are nebulous and
abstract. Maybe we could ask a narrower question, or have two fields:
"what can you use", and "what interests you".
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