Monday, 11 February 2008

Food for thought: Endless learning

The Mythical 5% by Bruce Eckel started the brain juices flowing on how to be a better software engineer, following on one of the things the article mentions - listening to podcasts. It should definitely bring in new ideas, though the question is where to start? Followed some links and trying out The Java Posse and Software Engineering Radio. Now I need to get my MP3 player working again...

One of the things I would like to experience would be the pair-programming and working in a team. Being the sole developer has a lot of advantages, such as being able to do with the source code as you will, but it leads to an entrenched viewpoint and blindspots abound.

There is always plenty to learn, expanding on my Java knowledge would be a good thing. And I would like to delve deep in some other language as a counterweight, exposing me to different coding techniques and styles.

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