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  • What I Learned Playing StarCraft

    On March 31, 1998, around 10am, my then-manager Alex and I left the office we shared together and headed over to Electronics Boutique. Alex and I were both developers working for the IT department of an up and coming software company called PC DOCS. In those days, we didn’t have a corporate firewall...
    Posted to Christopher Bennage by Christopher Bennage on 01-30-2011
    Filed under: Agile, humor, Musings, Opinion, PointlessStory, gaming
  • Poor Design Is Not a Bug

    Ayende recently posted a an article titled “Where is the bug” .  While reading the comments, I was disappointed by some of the answers to Ayende’s request to find the bug. Here are two of the comments that stood out to me: “You could argue the biggest bug is the use of a switch statement as it violates...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 11-25-2010
    Filed under: Principles, Common Sense, Musings, Commentary
  • Are You Playing Checker or Chess? - YAGNI Revisited

    This past Saturday I had an early morning coffee with a friend. He’s an entrepreneurial type – a big thinker who moves at a fast pace and is always thinking ahead.  One question he asked of me, “Are you playing checkers or chess?”. The question was asked around business and career but I could not...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 03-15-2010
    Filed under: Agile, Musings, Methodology
  • Confessions of a First Time Manager

    Many months ago I wrote a letter to upper management about principles of software development and the ways in which should build software.  Since that time my role has changed within the company and for the first time in my career I’m managing a significant number of people (at a previous company...
    Posted to Tim Barcz by Tim Barcz on 12-12-2009
    Filed under: Opinion, Improvement, Musings
  • Lacking Confidence

    One of my biggest professional hindrances is a lack of confidence. I don’t have a CS degree. In fact, I have almost zero technical academic training. (My degree is in Religious Studies). In addition, I hang out with a lot of very smart and motivated programming gurus. I tend to judge myself by what they...
    Posted to Christopher Bennage by Christopher Bennage on 08-25-2009
    Filed under: Musings, Opinion
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