(Two weeks worth to make up for the trip to D.C. Speaking of travelling – I’ll be in Vegas October 10th-14th if anyone wants to get together)
- “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”(Doug Larson)
- “People who have the ability gain buy-in aren’t the ones looking for solutions to their buy-in problems though. That isn’t to say that people can’t learn to be more effective leaders (quite the contrary), but at some level all efforts at building teams (which are groups where leadership is shared among a group with a common goal) — including XP, Agile, Sociocracy, etc — boil down, to basics like: Communication, Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Integrity, etc. People get buy-in because they both have a good idea *and* they are able to get others to see its a good idea. Some people get traction without the first bit (sometimes for quite a while) but in the long-run you need both.”(William Caputo)
- “If there’s only one answer, then this must not be a very interesting topic.”(Ron Jeffries)
- “I used to have a rule called “Rule 38”. The text of the rule is “Trust your I/O”. The meaning is that it’s not easy to beat the built-in I/O subsystem (though it can be done).”(Ron Jeffries)
- “hadzramin wrote:
>> Any suggestions on good code analysis tools?
>> I am evaluating FxCop, but it can only check assemblies and not inside
>> source codes.
How are pair programming and relentless testing working out?” (Phlip)
- “I’m thinking the naive programmer is either going to have to learn to be clever or wait for Continuous Integration for Game Development (for Dummies).”(Jason Che-han Yip)
- “There is no dishonor in being a great garbage collector. None.” (Ron Jeffries)
- “changing practices is far easier than changing perspectives” (Lean or Sigma? (PDF))
- “People who do “one delivery at the end of the project” methodologies _talk_ about maintainability, but their stuff isn’t very maintainable because they never tested for it – by trying to maintain the code base they were developing. Agile is intrinsically maintainable because that’s all you do: maintain it.” (John Roth)
- “Last iteration we had a record-breaking hurricane. This iteration, we had a record-breaking hurricane. Next iteration we will haaave….?” (Phlip)