In the course of my work, I’m often asked, based on my experience living and working in China, “What’s wrong with China’s Internet developers?” Unfortunately, I have never attacked the problem in a systematic way and organized my thoughts, even though I should.
Today, I was visiting the Signals vs. Noise website which is maintained by 37 Signals, who are Ruby developers. David Heinemeer Hansson, who extracted the Ruby on Rails framework works there. He also publishes his own blog, Loud Thinking.
If you have an interest in technology from a technology and/or business viewpoint, you really should read the 37 Signals blog; it’s really excellent.
When I read this posting on “Secrets to Amazon’s Success” , I said to myself “That’s it; that’s exactly what’s wrong with China’s internet developers!”
If Chinese developers just followed what Amazon has done, they would be in a much better place.
Read it and tell me what you think in the comments below.