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Mark Mzyk December 7, 2008

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. -Sir Isaac Newton In my short computer science career, I’ve already felt the influence of others. We’re all only human, so it’s impossible for us not to be influenced by others, both good and bad. Those who fall into the category […]

Paired Programming’s Benefits

Mark Mzyk September 3, 2008

I’ve often read about paired programming, having heard its benefits extolled from Bob Martin when he gave my coworkers and I training, to reading about it at Hashrocket, where they “pair all the fucking time“. It’s easy to find naysayers and it’s easy to rationalize why it might not work, the biggest reason being that […]

OO Side Effect Free Programming

Mark Mzyk August 27, 2008

Last year Bob Martin gave my coworkers and me some training on how to implement Test Driven Development.  Bob advocated for very small methods – even suggesting that methods often only have one or two lines of code.  If they started approaching five to ten, they could probably be broken down into separate methods. Yesterday, […]