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Understanding Why

Mark Mzyk September 6, 2008

The title of this post is taken verbatim from a post of the same name by Jay Fields. Jay’s point is that it isn’t enough to go through the motions of being a developer. Part of being a developer is understanding the point of the motions you’re going through.  If you don’t understand why, you […]

Needed: Apprentice Programmers

Mark Mzyk May 5, 2008

Jay Fields has an excellent article up at InfoQ talking about software development.  He compares software development to playing poker.  It’s an analogy that works incredibly well. In the article is this quote: “Many programmers sit in cubes, tackling problems all on their own.” While most of us don’t think about that statement often, if […]