Like Fine Wine, Developers Can Become Better With Age

At the beginning of last week, an article appeared on Proggit (that has since disappeared?). entitled “The Tech Industry’s Darkest Secret: It’s All About Age”, written by Vivek Wadhwa. Incidentally this is a nice follow on from a post I had written just a few weeks prior “Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years Time?”. The central point of Vivek’s article was well summarised in his introduction: “The harsh reality is that if you are middle-aged, write computer code for a living, and earn a six-figure salary, you’re headed for the unemployment lines.