Startups: Don’t Hire Frontend or Backend Webdevs
Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. For one, you may be writing a website with a really small frontend component and a giant API. However, you’d still be an idiot for hiring a frontend developer to manage that one component. You’d be much better off getting one of your kickass API developers to spend a little time on the website portion, which would free salary space to hire another kickass API developer.
In summary, the distinction of frontend vs backend doesn’t make sense for small companies. Everyone is expected to wear many hats at a startup, so there’s not really a chance that your roles will be segmented that well. Instead post job listings asking for a skilled web developer. Then you’ll get what you actually need.blog comments powered by Disqus