Win a copy of Rust Web Development this week in the Other Languages forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
Sheriffs:
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Rob Spoor
  • Paul Clapham
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Holloway
  • Tim Moores
  • Jesse Silverman
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Al Hobbs
  • Piet Souris
  • Frits Walraven

Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) talks about the Professionalism

 
Marshal
Posts: 8209
585
Mac OS X VI Editor BSD Linux
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'd recommend to watch this if you find some free time in between your busy times.
You may find some parts explained in a funnier way than others, but there are so many truth told in all that.

Author of the talk leaves quite a number of thoughts to process and think about, what pick up line to choose when you write computer software.

You may also manage to read in between the lines, there are so many important things mentioned.

Can't say more than enjoy and try to absorb as much as possible. I also trust one can absorb as much as one's current knowledge level lets at a present time.
I'll try to watch this in few years again, and will see how much more I will understand then - I believe there will be much much more.

 
Marshal
Posts: 74695
335
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Does it really go on for nearly two hours?
 
Liutauras Vilda
Marshal
Posts: 8209
585
Mac OS X VI Editor BSD Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Campbell Ritchie wrote:Does it really go on for nearly two hours?


The rest of the 40 minutes are Q&A session, which leaves 1 hour and 20 minutes for an actual content.
 
Sheriff
Posts: 16767
281
Mac Android IntelliJ IDE Eclipse IDE Spring Debian Java Ubuntu Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Uncle Bob's talks always start out like that, with some kind of unrelated scientific discourse. Interesting to learn about how he got hooked on programming a year before I was even born.

My "moment" happened in 1986, some 22 years after Uncle Bob's. It was during my first computer programming lab. We were introduced to the Apple ][ clones the only kind our school could get at the time (the cost for original equipment was prohibitive). I think we had around 15-20 machines at the time and we had to take turns because there were more students than machines.

The clones could run in two modes, defaulting to Apple ][ ROM BASIC and CP/M mode via an expansion card with a toggle switch. I think we had 13" green screen CRT displays.

Our instructor showed us how to use Borland Turbo Pascal 3 to write a "Hello, World" program. When I got my program running and saw the computer do what I told it to do, I had exactly the feeling he talked about: the computer was my slave and I was its god. I was hooked.
 
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic