Code Responsibly: Paying Attention to the Humans You Impact

One of the consitent truths I have found in every development team I have worked with is that there is more work that can possibly be done. A great deal more. For the forseeable future, this will always be the case. I can come up with an innovative new idea by chance one Sunday afternoon.Continue reading “Code Responsibly: Paying Attention to the Humans You Impact”

The Value of Experience in Programming

It is really hard to work out the value of experience in programming. To do this effectively, you’d need to study a reasonable number of people over a reasonable time period. You’d use the data to see whether there was a demonstrable benefit to experience. This is what I did over a 12 month period.Continue reading “The Value of Experience in Programming”

The Mythical Man Month – Over-Watering

Just 16 pages into Fred Brooks’ essential reading, The Mythical Man Month, Fred gets down to business to explain that: Cost does indeed vary as the product of the number of men and the number of months. Progress does not. The classical way of thinking is that you can exchange one for the other… ifContinue reading “The Mythical Man Month – Over-Watering”