December 2011 Entries

Advice for Young Developers: Learn to Make Your Own Decisions

Everyone has an opinion. When you embark upon your first real job as a programmer you will find this out very quickly. I have found that software developers can be some of the most opinionated and dogmatic people you will ever meet. This certainly is not a bad thing. However, young programmers will need to cultivate the ability to make their own minds up when it comes to how to write software. There are those who start out in a corporate environment where the styles and conventions used have already ......

Posted On Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:25 PM | Comments (11)

Are Young Programmers Missing Out on the Fun of Programming?

I read two blog posts recently that got me to thinking. The first is a post entitled Programming Isn't Fun Anymore by Eric Allman. The second is a response to the first by Dean Wampler called Programming can be fun again. These brought the question to my mind as to whether or not new and young programmers are missing out on some of the fun parts of programming. Eric’s post explains that some older programmers are realizing that most development work (especially in the OOP world) involves learning ......

Posted On Sunday, December 11, 2011 12:52 AM | Comments (2)

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