Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Stone Soup and Boiled Frogs

If you've read the book "The Pragmatic Programmer" - a highly recommended read for developers and technical managers alike - although I think you'll get more out of this if you've experienced non-pragmatic projects first :-( - you'll no doubt remember the Stone Soup and the Boiled Frog "fables".
The are explained beautifully here so I won't bother to redo this. But suffice to say, do yourself three favours, check out the Stone Soup and Boiled Frogs story, grab a copy of the Pragmatic Programmer and then, try to apply the principles of Stone Soup and Boild Frogs at least once in the next 6 months.