Slack Dander (Fallacies of Software Developers) – 109

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Released Sunday, May 22, 2016
Hosts: John Sextro, Craig Buchek
Special Guest Host: Todd Kaufman, Test Double

Discussion

  • Fallacies of Software Developers (Todd Kaufman’s presentation at Agile and Beyond 2016)
    • Todd’s presentation
    • Fallacies (We will probably need to pick 3 to 5 of these to focus on for this recording)
      • We don’t have a problem with software development
      • “Where” I work doesn’t matter (Location)
      • “When” I work doesn’t matter (Time of day)
      • Who I work with doesn’t matter
      • Shipping fast is more important than shipping well
      • Every problem is best solved using <technology X>
      • The most clever solution is the best
      • Developers are great at communication
      • My tech skills make my career, I don’t need to worry about empathy
      • I don’t need humility I’m the best developer I know!
  • The “most clever solution” reminded Craig of a quote from Brian Kernighan:
    • Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.
  • Baumeister Study
  • Pomodoro Technique
  • Roman Numerals Kata

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