On Friday, 14 March 2014 at 15:05:09 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
On 3/14/14, 6:22 AM, Dicebot wrote:
This. If Facebook is truly interested into D success, hiring
programmers to work on DMD/Phobos full-time is best thing that
possibly be done. But as far as I understand management is not
for such investment.
Facebook is unique (for its size and impact) in that it doesn't
hire for a team, project, or specific position. Instead, it
hires for the generic position "Software Engineer". Once in,
the company has a policy of high internal mobility that gives
people a lot of leeway in what they work on.
Yeah and this is both cool and limiting at the same time.
Probably not hiring as part of main team but some sort of
short-term contract? Consider myself one year ago (before joining
Sociomantic) - I would not seriously consider applying to
Facebook in general but if there was an option of devoting myself
to full-time DMD hacking, I'd definitely go for it if that can
cover my basic bills (which for sure is much less than typical
Facebook engineer costs ;))
This means there's no guarantee one would work in or on D upon
hiring. That said, since recently there are too many D internal
projects for me to oversee so if anything I'm lacking headcount.
This actually sounds very cool! :) I did not know that there is
much anticipation apart from you experiments that has resulted in
announced lint tool (and the fact that deadalnix now comes to IRC
from facebook IP).
When can we expect first upstream pull requests done from
Facebook camp? :P