I read a post over at Coding Horror today about “Music to (Not) Code By,” and it got me thinking about the music I code by – which, let me just say, is not anything like the music mentioned in Jeff’s article! There’s always been a sort of unspoken rule with me that the best… Continue reading Music to Code By
Call me “the barefoot programmer.” Actually, that’s not 100% accurate – I only go barefoot during the summertime. It’s just more comfortable – and it helps you stay cool. Of course, since I work from home, this is not a problem. (It’s nice when the buns come by and say hi – they rub against… Continue reading Keithius, the Barefoot Programmer
Call Me Fishmeal.: Pimp My Code, Part 15: The Greatest Bug of All This is great story… if you’re a programmer. If you’re not, you won’t get it, so sorry about that.
Well, I shouldn’t say “recommendations,” since I’m just recommending one book: Testing Computer Software (Second Edition) by Cem Kaner, Jack Falk, and Hung Quoc Nguyen. This is an utterly invaluable book for anyone who ever aspires to be more than just a code monkey. Technically speaking, this book was written more for “testers” and people… Continue reading Some of MY Programming Book Recommendations
This post over at The Daily WTF struck a chord with me. I can definitely feel the pain of trying to explain programming to non-programmer – or even just explaining what it is I do. Most times, I just get blank stares. To most people, “I work with computers” is the only thing they understand.… Continue reading On Being a Programmer in a World of Non-Programmers