In the past 6 months I’ve been involved in hiring a lot of ASP.NET developers. It was very interesting to learn just how different skill sets ASP.NET developers have. It also made it more and more clear that every developer we talked to would fit into one of three categories:
- The web developer
- The developer who build websites
- The ASP.NET super hero
Before looking deeper into the different categories I recommend you too check out how I define the ASP.NET framework
The developer categories
With the ASP.NET definition in place it is now easier to look at the different categories of ASP.NET developers we have interviewed.
The web developer
The web developer is also the kind of guy who thinks about new web technologies such as microformats and OpenID. This guy lives and breathes web.
The developer who builds websites
Their knowledge of the .NET framework, BCL and C# is immense, but they don’t qualify as web developers. They don’t live and breathe web, but their skills are just as needed in an ASP.NET project.
Take a web developer and a developer who build websites and put them in a room at the Romance Inn and wait 9 months. Then you get:
The ASP.NET super hero
The web developer and the developer who builds websites are both very important to a successful execution of a website project, but at least one ASP.NET super hero is essential in my opinion.