As you may have noticed (new blue square in the header) I started using Twitter recently. Just to try and see how it could improve the quality of information I receive and information I finally find useful and worth reading. I checked who my friends are following and Paul Szulc told me to check his following list so I started watching some people he suggested. Some names were familiar, some were not but I decided not to judge too early, just read what they say and analyse.
Amongst those people were one man, Corey Haines, tweeting really often. I had no idea who he was and I haven’t even check what Google would return. I know, shame on me, but last week was the end of scrum sprint and we were on tight schedule so I didn’t have a lot of free time.
But why am I writing about him? Lately I was talking with Paul Szulc again and we were discussing about what IT books are worth reading, he told me about “Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests” by Steve Freeman (by the way, Steve is going to speak at 33rdDegree in April here in Poland, so another smart person will try to to widen my horizons there). Paul sent me a link to presentation from QCon 2010 to watch before starting any new book. Presentation is titled “Software Craftsmanship – Beyond The Hype” and today I decided to watch it despite my wife asking me to watch next episode of CSI series with her So I spent an hour on this video and who did I see there? Corey Haines Apparently he is not only tweeting a lot but also he is a speaker at many conferences too. And what could I say about his presentation? Really, really good. As craftsmanship became a slogan he points some useful things to do to improve your skills, learn and reach higher level. And what I liked the most is a sentence which I understand as:
Software Craftsmanship is not (only) about developing quality software but about Developing Quality Software Developers
and I liked it so much that I decided to share it with you So if you have one free hour , please consider watching Corney Haines talk “Software Craftsmanship – Beyond The Hype”.