You came to an interview for “PHP Developer” and you said you dont know the name “Rasmus Lerdorf”.
You’ve used MySQL for a long time and didn’t even hear about “Michael Monty”
and though “jQuery” is your “favorite JS framework” for a long time, but “John Resig, who is he?”
shame on you
The reason behind writing this blog post is I’ve interviewed some candidates recently and They dont know the name of the developers of PHP, MySQL or almost any other libraries they make their living on. They dont even know the history of these tools (History might be too much and I surely am not a Jerk, but I want them to know the name of the developer behind this)
I don’t take my time to show them the door, I am pissed off.