Developeronomics and 10X Engineers

forbes.gifThere’s an entertaining recent article at Forbes on Developeronomics. The premise is that in a World where it’s increasingly difficult to find a place to store surplus capital, you might think about investing in software engineers.

I can already see this happening in mobile where some small mobile software houses, such as Future Platforms, are being absorbed into the companies that previously used them. Having trusted mobile developer talent on-hand is increasingly being seen as an asset.

Another theme in the article is differentating between good and bad developers and the value of a developer who has a lot of experience and becomes a 10X engineer. This is an area that rarely gets mentioned yet it is an area that’s more important than people realise.