Student F has been the strongest programmer at each of his jobs. I recommended he seek out people to pair with at his Ruby group. Too far away. Recommend he act like a badass and start his own hackfest closer by. And/Or change jobs. Don't be the best programmer unless you're the CTO.
Student G, a newer developer, asked how to model his problem …
I want to thank Chad for helping to add in an API that would make it easier to create this script!
I hope others are as excited about Gittip as we are at. I strongly think that this is the future of providing developers with a financial incentive for creating useful work. Gittip is still quite young and our understanding of how this mode of contribution should work is still open for debate so I hope that this will help inspire others to give, and strive …
…, author, speaker, and CTO of 6wunderkinder. Ben and Chad discuss Chad's recent move to Berlin and 6wunderkinder, what a CTO does, getting back to coding, the early Ruby community, who Chad wants to hire, predicting success of new hires, and what makes a truly good developer, favorite interview questions, how Chad's interviewing process has changed over time, how age and experience can change your perspective, how Chad built a great team, and what he might write about …
This weekis joined by software developer, podcaster, and author, . Chad and Brett discuss Brett's work location and setup, his open source and commercial software projects, app store pricing, his publishing experience and workflow, and his podcast. They also discuss his keyboard and trackpad mappings, and much more.
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…you said in the version on confreaks -- PROVIDED that you also quote me saying that Chad is a werewolf. As long as you present THAT with the same level of seriousness that you've already given to the rest of the quote taken out of context, I am totally fine with it.
Because I didn't say the guy should be killed. I said the guy was a supernatural monster with the ability to grow fangs and hair and transform into a half-wolf, half-man demon whenever the moon turns full, and therefore …
…Fowler's Passionate Programmer book . In this book, Chad said about Brown Bag sessions, which is a lecture or talk given at lunch time (the name " Brown Bag" comes from the food packet that people usually brought, usually brown bags). Reading this chapter was the motivation I needed to gather our team and discuss the requirements to make our own meetings happen.
The first requirement is inherent to a consultancy company which sometimes has people working from …
It's hard to summarize Chad's book into just a few sentences, but what I got from his book is that if, for whatever reason, you lose your passion for for your job, you should move on to another place where you can be passionate and excel. In my case, I'm still very much passionate about video game development but I find my passion seriously affected by an unhealthy work environment, bad communication and a lack of desire to change things in concrete ways. As the saying goes, "People …
Today's guest post was originally published on the thoughtbot blog and is republished here with the thumbs up from Chad and thoughtbot. For a few years, I've been developing content and giving talks on the theme of best practices. This work came together under the name Rails in the form of a book , a recent podcast and webinar , and some upcoming workshops in Boston and San Francisco .
Throughout these activities, some common themes have emerged.
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