Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Father of Wiki Speaks Out on Community and Collaborative Development

Essentially, agile programming is about getting developers to work together, he said.

'If you're a manager and you have 12 tasks and 12 people you are going to give each person a task,' Cunningham said. 'And you will tell them you want them to work together, but the message you send is not to work together.'

Moreover, Cunningham said among the benefits of agile development is 'the ability to track radically changing business needs.'

Also, the 'code base becomes a point of strength, not a burden to be ignored,' he said. 'We ask people to embrace the code and that creates a power in developers.'
I'm loving Agile/XP. Seems to be working for us.

Another byproduct of agile development is 'the members of an agile team become expert much faster than in traditional development,' because they take on different roles and work with different parts of the code, Cunningham said. 'It produces senior developers really quickly.'"

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Friday, March 17, 2006

(Paul Graham)

Paul Grahan is now blogging... cool. From his poston the 15th:
The main thing that struck me on reading it, actually, is that lawyers at some point messed up my nice clear writing.

Yeah, been there, had that happen.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A penny saved is a penny earned - or something like that

Standing in line at the cafe to place my order. Two guys in front of me, a guy ordering and a guy waiting.

GO: I'll have a hamburger with a side of cheese
GW: Did you just ask for a burger with a *side* of cheese?
GO: Yeah, its cheaper that way.
GW: What?
GO: Its $1.69 for a hamburger and $1.99 for a cheeseburger, but a side of cheese is only 29 cents.
GW: Ah

Friday, March 10, 2006

FORTUNE: Trapped in cubicles - Mar. 9, 2006

Propst is the father of the cubicle. More than 30 years after he unleashed it on the world, we are still trying to get out of the box. The cubicle has been called many things in its long and terrible reign. But what it has lacked in beauty and amenity, it has made up for in crabgrass-like persistence.
I hardly ever work in a cube anymore, instead I'm in a walled office with 3 other folks. I actually like it much better.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Malware-Speak Spooks Symantec

Article discussing how script kiddies have been booting people off irc channels by typing in keywords that are usually issued by a worm - and thus causes intrusion prevention features of Symantec's Norton Firewall and Norton Internet Security Suites to knock users offline.

Originally seen in a post to slashdot.