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May 30, 2013

Aged programmers are better than youth :survey

A recent study from North Carolina State University has finally revealed an unconventional truth for a youth obsessed industry- Computer programmers actually gets better with age.

The results from this study will surely spread light into the dark corners of tech companies, especially start-ups, who had a general notion of favoring the youth for employment.

“The older developers seemed to know more than the younger developers did,” says Emerson Murphy-Hill, co-author of the study. “That runs contrary to what the popular expectation is.”

“Particularly traits like vocabulary, knowledge of history and life experience — skills key to programming — improve with time. But programming knowledge, too, can be maintained at a high level into a person’s 50s and 60s,” he continued.

However the present conditions at start-ups and tech firms seem hard to change. Tech hiring is not just about the skills and experience now, these companies always look for a breed of programmers, who are free from responsibilities, family and don’t have high salary expectations. Unfortunately, the seasoned programmers don’t fit into any of those categories.

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