How to be a Programmer

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I'd usually just put this in the notes section, but I liked what I read so much that it deserves a mention here, "How to be a Programmer (local copy), A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary."

To be a good programmer is difficult and noble. The hardest part of making real a collective vision of a software project is dealing with one's coworkers and customers. Writing computer programs is important and takes great intelligence and skill. But it is really child's play compared to everything else that a good programmer must do to make a software system that succeeds for both the customer and myriad colleagues for whom she is partially responsible. In this essay I attempt to summarize as concisely as possible those things that I wish someone had explained to me when I was twenty-one.

If you aren't already, you should really subscribe to my notes feed in your RSS reader / aggregator. :-)

(via Jim Winstead)

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Agree. To satisfy clients?? needs in a team environment is the most challenging task to a programmer.

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