Console.log()ing developer needs

2016-06-10 / Found code

Certain sites that want to hire developers have found a clever recruitment approach: add “we’re hiring” in the site’s source and/or console.log() output. I’m pretty sure I first saw this on yahoo.com several years ago. A number of other sites also seem to vainly believe that good developers want to read their source code…

Then there are sites doing this:

Screenshot of console with a 'we are hiring' message and security warnings.

A cheery “we’re hiring” - followed by a bunch of security warnings. You know, since you’re hiring - perhaps start with a security consultant?