I'm getting headhunter calls left and right, for both contract and permanent positions. My salary is higher now than it ever has been. I'm simply a run-of-the-mill web developer.
In my 15 years in the industry, increased developer hiring has preceded every economic recovery. Is this anecdotal? Sure, but that the article clearly states that. Every other economic downturn has also had a consistent pattern: People berating those who predict recovery using indicators, insisting that "it's different this time." This is simple pattern recognition, folks, and one's inability to divorce their myopic worldview from reality will render them consistently wrong.
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