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re: Fact: The best programmers are up to 28 times better than the worst programmers, according to “individual differences” research. Given that their p...
 

The tests they used for the original (and subsequent) experiments are controversial. Small sample sizes, reliance on metrics that are easily quantifiable, unrealistic tests. Makes it so any results like this have to be taken with a grain of salt. Despite all the problems I'd love to see more and better tests done on stuff like this.

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I don't believe it is possible to create a test which objectively measures productivity of a software developer.

There are simply too many variables.

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