I have just read a job post in some job site and among other requirements, they are asking for a “multitasking” person.
Jason Fried @ Big Omaha 2009 from Big Omaha on Vimeo. Some points of interest from the video: Charge for your products Don’t use plans Don’t work all together in open spaces where every one can interrupt each other Share your knowledge and watch for things that can be extracted into products Ideas are for … Continue reading Jason Fried of 37 Signals @ Big Omaha 2009
Recently, I discovered something about myself. One way to actually do something worth throughout the course of a day, is break down my tasks into very small units of work. Then, start working on one unit of work at a time.
Once upon a time, there was this newly hired software development team leader, named Joe, who wanted to organize the software development department of a company. He told the bosses they should really choose and buy a project management/issue tracking tool. The bosses were OK with that and let Joe buy that tool.
We all know the typical programmer: A geek that lives to sit in front of a computer 24/7, feeding on pizzas and refreshments, getting little sleep and never exercising.
As a professional programmer for over a decade, the applications I am proud for having developed can be counted on one hand. I always wondered why. As I was thinking about it, a pattern was revealed. All these applications were developed by me in order to solve a problem that I had. What this really … Continue reading Developing for yourself first
After reading Jeff Atwood’s post The Programmer’s Bill of Rights, where Jeff suggests programmers should have a fast PC, I checked out the comments. Of course I found a lot of people agreeing but some disagreed with that specific item. They suggested that a programmer should have a slow PC in order not to write … Continue reading Should programmers have a fast PC?