«It may be impossible to despise your client or users and still deliver a quality product.» — Advi Grimm, There is no such a thing as a good field programmer A good story on leading by example. Or why code quality matters.
«Real artists ship» – Steve Jobs, 1983 Also: how Apple releases its products and why it’s one of its strengths.
«Confucius argued that under law, external authorities administer punishments after illegal actions, so people generally behave well without understanding reasons why they should; whereas with ritual, patterns of behavior are internalized and exert their influence before actions are taken, so people behave properly because they fear shame and want to avoid losing face. In this […]
«My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.» — Warren Buffer, NYT 15/08/11 On the the differences between the taxes to labour and the taxes to capital in USA.
Last week I paired together with Francisco Puga to review the status of opencadtools. As Fran is doing a great work in preparing the integration of opencadtools as default CAD tools in gvSIG, I wanted to know first hand how it was going. iCarto and Cartolab were kind enough to sponsor this pairing session. One of […]
Two stories on developing software applications. In both cases the client is the public administration, but the way every one was managed and build was quite different: Lean from the trenches, de Henrik Kniberg. Tell the history of how the PUST was built: PUST is an acronym of “Polisens mobila Utrednings Stöd”, a national-wide application […]
One of those good old texts to revisit from time to time: Who needs an architect? by Martin Fowler. If you are in the software industry, please, make yourself a tea and get 10 minutes of good reading. Will help you to understand what technical leadership means.