So Google's Founders Were Terrible Coders

So over at Business Insider Nicholas Carlson has been reading Douglas Edwards’ book “I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59″ and has come across this choice detail: that Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were not very good coders, and in fact had little to do with writing the code that powered Google.

In the book Google engineering boss Craig Silverstein says “I didn’t trust Larry and Sergey as coders.”

“I had to deal with their legacy code from the Stanford days and it had a lot of problems. They’re research coders: more interested in writing code that works than code that’s maintainable.”

So who were the geniuses behind Google? Developers Urs Hözle and Jeff Dean, whom most have probably never heard of. The things you learn.

Read the rest of the article at Business Insider.

 

 

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