Are good developers good at grammar?

I bet there’s a high level of overlap between developers and digg posters. No rocket science there.

But as I’ve said a couple of times before, the grammatical correctness of digg posters is dreadful. Some of it is plain ignorance; some of it is laziness and is symptomatic of a low attention to detail.

I’m not so worried about the ignorance. You don’t need to know how to spell to be a good coder, nor do you need to be able to punctuate its/it’s correctly. My concern is with laziness.

If the posters are this lazy when it comes to content that could be seen by thousands, possible millions of readers, why would they be any different when it came to coding?

Maybe I’m wrong, but I doubt it. The moral of the story: never employ a developer with more than three mistakes in their CV. If you do, there’s a risk that your code will be messy and buggy.

Thoughts?

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