I don't like to have too many microposts on this blog, so I've decided to save them up and start
a Programming Quotables series
. The idea is that I'll post quotes about programming that have one or more of the
- I find funny
- I find asinine
- I find insightfully true
- And stand on their own, with little to no comment needed
Here's the third in that series. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did:
And launch as soon as you can, so you start learning from users what you should have been making.
So when you look at something like Reddit and think "I wish I could think of an idea like that," remember: ideas like that are all around you. But you ignore them because they look wrong.
Here it is: I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly.
I've learned that developers who spend most of their time thinking about their project, rather than grueling over mundane tasks and busy work, do better. Their projects are stronger, easier to develop, and organized beautifully. These developers spend much of their free time doing things like evangelizing the MVC paradigm, reading non-fiction, and dining out. Their counterparts - those who fear the rush of extra web traffic, faulty error handling, and accidently falling into while() loops that never end - live in fear of their creation, dreading the day when it will turn on the parent.
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