Code review and RSI
Posted Sep 14, 2006 7:23 UTC (Thu) by socket
Parent article: Where have all the reviewers gone?
This has been a topic on my mind recently.
I have RSI problems, and have recently taken to doing more paper programming than keyboarding. I'm also "between jobs," and in the course of asking friends how I could make money without typing so much, the suggestion of code review was made.
And yet I've seen remarkably fewer positions open for code reviewers than for programmers. Take my wild speculation for what it is, but this suggests to me that the amount of review done on code may not be substantially better in proprietary settings than in the open source community.
I'll try my hand at reviewing the code for something (I haven't decided what, yet) but at the risk of being off-topic, I ask the LWN crowd, being collectively much older and wiser than I:
What kinds of jobs could the typical longtime LWN-reader hold, having RSI, that wouldn't require switching fields and throwing away years of computer experience?
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