Why do programmers code, priorities, how to assess a programmers competency and continuos integration cage fight – some food for thought…
- Programmers Don’t Like to Code (Jonathan ‘Wolf’ Rentzsch) – A very insightful article about why programmers keep re-writing code: To understand, and, after understanding, to simplify.
- Mud Rooms, Red Letters, and Real Priorities (Merlin Mann, 43 Folders) – Great article about what priorities really are. See for yourself:
Making something a BIG RED TOP TOP BIG HIGHEST #1 PRIORITY changes nothing but text styling. If it were really important, it’d already be done. Period. Think about it.
‘nough said. Go, read it.
- Programmer Competency Matrix (IndianGeek) – Nice for those who like to categorize everything. What’s your level?
- Continuous Integration Cage Fight (Julian Simpson, The Build Doctor) –
One of the sessions for Citcon Europe 2008 was Tom Sulston’s Continuous Integration Cage Fight. Seven geeks lined up to show off their CI prowess
. If you’re interested in CI (you should) then this is a must read series.