Why would anyone want to ride a crowded bus?May 26, 2008
Such mentality inevitably pays a high interest as "all the good girls" utilize their skills on the backend side of the two-sided world. UI is produced by those, who aren't worthy enough to do the real work.
Or maybe there's this other reason too for such one-sided reality — isn't it easier to drive a path so driven in, that you don't have to worry about anything? Also, being a good user interface engineer requires two kind of qualities — being good at programming and having a good understanding of usability. It's easier to stick to one quality, isn't it? That does'nt mean that UI guys are "better" in any way. It's just that people tend to be comfortable and unwilling to take risky roads.
The tide is turningAs said before — it has changed a lot for the better, but it's still so much harder to find excellent web interface developers for your team than it is to pick between all those brilliant backend masters. In Estonia, where we "conduct our business", the situation seems to be especially out of balance. Universities are producing mostly java guys and leave no cannon fodder for the web technologies as a whole, not to mention the UI engineering.
On the global scale, there's nothing to trumpet about either. As there's just no room to wait for the public education machine and general awareness to comply with the market need, for example Yahoo has taken some "grassroot steps". Firstly, they have launched the YUI Theater, which fills the gap by organizing lectures on UI topics and feeding them to the community. Secondly, there's a training program called Juku to educate the UI engineers in-house at Yahoo. Would like to see more of such activity.
So — hey you young developer! There's already enough javas sitting in their cubicles. Find yourself a less crowded bus to drive.
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- Priidik May 26
Every year in UT there are at least two courses where most of the talk is about Java. I think that on those courses you or Priit or someone else could say something about usability. I mean that there are people who talk about usability like it has to work 99% time or response time is 3sec. But that's not what you mean, isn't it?
At the moment Webmedia takes care of the students and that's why they Java. So maybe you could participate on those lectures?
- Edvard May 26
Good idea, Priidik. Lobby work at Uni is a good starting point. I recall watching one of the first R-o-R videos from some Uni in Denmark where that danish 37S guy explained and did a nice demonstration for everybody.
- Priit May 27
Yeah, we've been thinking on going to UT and giving some lectures. That would be so cool. But personally, i don't think it fits into the Java course scope.
And those legendary DHH-s ROR introduction videos :) "Oopps .. and it works!"
- Tõnu May 27
I agree with you, Priidik -- we should do it. The only thing that holds me back, is the reluctance of taking yet another obligation at the moment. But still, good idea and something to start thinking about more seriously. And maybe not UT but... Fraktal Academy? ;)
- Mika Tuupola May 27
Great developers are craftsmen. Skills get developed by doing the same thing many times again and again. That is why I am personally skeptic about universities ever producing great web developers. They are good about teaching theory though.
I believe things like Juku are better solution for fixing the developer (lack of them) problem. So if you're going to do something Fraktal Academy sounds much better than university lectures.
- Priit May 28
Fraktal Academy doesn't bring us any new UI gurus either. However, Academy idea is on our to-do list.
- Edvard Jun 09
synergy between a top coder and a top designer who both "get it" is priceless.
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