Because saying that “anyone can code” is BS. And everyone who’s ever tried to debug a C program knows it. Joe Biden: Anyone Who Can Mine Coal Can Learn to Code.
So Joe Biden is back on the “Learn to Code” meme. I thought all the laid-off journalists determined that it was mean to tell people to Learn to Code. I guess that when Democrats do that it is OK.
There was an old Dilbert cartoon, where the pointy-headed manager says, “I drew up the schedule for your project. I started with the assumption that anything I don’t understand is easy to do.” Cue Joe Biden.
And then there is the reason planes are falling out of the sky. Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers.
Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace — notably India.
Then there is this: 95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs, claims report.
Over 36,000 engineering students form IT related branches of over 500 colleges took Automata — a Machine Learning based assessment of software development skills – and over 2/3 could not even write code that compiles.
It is one thing if you are writing code for “Candy Crush,” and another if you are writing flight-control software for Boeing, or self-driving car software for Toyota. And even the Candy Crush software needs to work. (At least it won’t kill anyone.)
As for Biden and his BS about teaching anyone to code. I would really love to see him learn. Or try to.
Oh, and it is SO easy to write code, that Zerodium is currently paying $2,500,000 for a new zero-click Android exploit chain. (They only pay $500,000 for iOS exploit chains). The payouts go down as a click is required, and whether the takeover is persistent or transient. Why are the gray markets paying so much? Because pretty much EVERY piece of software in your life is broken. Because management never wants to pay for full design, and full testing. And because you can’t hire programmers that can actually design/write decent code. And so planes are falling out of the sky. HakerOne pays less, but if you sell to Zerodium, you are feeding the beast.