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Is there a shortcut to excellence?
Friday, March 26, 2010 12:29 AM
It started happening while I was still at college. We students have informally divided into two groups, us that were constantly digging for more knowledge and them that were telling us that we will just be stupid programmers. We wanted to be great at software development, but they said that we will be zombies staring at out monitors for the rest of our lives... Read More...
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Is ALL code important?
Monday, December 21, 2009 1:25 AM
Few days ago I saw same ordinary scene on street while going to work that got me thinking... about code off course :) Car driver was complaining to parking service employee about a parking ticket he has just received. He said that he was late for only 15 minutes (parking ticked is valid for 2 hours and drivers are notified with SMS 15 minutes before expiration... Read More...
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Two heads are smarter
Monday, September 28, 2009 12:24 AM
In my previous blog post , I have stated that communication is very important for programmers, and maybe essential for successful teams. Today I want to clarify this subject by defining jet another guideline: Two heads are smarter than one . What this means is that two people are more likely to solve some problem faster and better. Let’s put this in context... Read More...
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What to code next?
Sunday, May 10, 2009 2:14 AM
When you want to do something, next question always comes up “What should we do next?” The answer will differ if you are making decision what module to develop in next few months, or you are wondering what functionality to code next. Choosing next module When you pick a development task for a longer period, always pick the hardest one . This approach... Read More...
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Do a minimum that works (no gold plating)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:42 PM
Often when something is being built, the question comes up “How far should we go with this?” If you are building application data access layer, the questions can be: How much database vendors should we support? How many data types should we support? Should caching be integrated automatically? Should code support mapping to domain objects? Should this... Read More...
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