Un verdadero developer, estudia, si no es en la universidad es de forma autodidacta, pero estudia, y se entristece cuando alguien se queja porque tiene que aprender un nuevo lenguaje, dado que entiende que si esta persona se queja por leer un manual de 400 hojas cada 3 años es mediocre. y la…
All potent imperatives and motivationally so; though I disagree with a few.
'Get it right the first fucking time', for example, I understand is trying to imply you should care about the quality of your work and have attention to detail. Bonus, you should be efficient about those things. In reality, an iterative approach gets a person better results, and so the 'first draft' or even 'first product' produced may not be 'the right result'. Build, review, adjust/re-build, review, adjust/re-build, review… etc.
As for ‘Use fucking Helvetica’, come on, isn’t Helvetica so 2006-2010? It’s had a good run in the last ten years, let’s let use some other stellar typefaces shine up our work. Wink. Only half serious here. Helvetica is still a nice typeface.
Awesome talk about how to become an expert programmer by angelinafabbro:
Slides here (Webkit/Blink for the best experience):
One day someone asked me about this to me because he thought I had gone to live to the US; because I wrote some tweets and posts in English.
Hey Guille, Are you living in Argentina?.
Yes! I’m living here!
Mmm, so why do you write in English?
In my career, the main language is English. All the bibliography are in English; besides people who I follow on twitter and my Yodas speak this language.
Sometimes I feel “uncomunicated” and “isolated” because I can’t express myself and communicate with them, even writing 140 characters on twitter… I need to practice a lot!
Many of you, (may be thanks to your parents or not) learned English when you were young/teenagers. The famouse phrase “You must learn English, you will need it for your future life.” Well, they were right!
In my case, “in the house of the blacksmith, there is a wooden knife” I didn’t pay attention to this phrase. While many of you learned English and took international exams, I stayed at home playing PS and Counter-Strike.
I am not sorry about that. I have always said that videogames gave me the baseline of my English knowlegdes: “Stick together team!”.
When I finished highschool and I started the university (systems) I found the whole bibliography is in English… and I started to read it, watch videos, read, read… and read. This was the key that helped me to learn what I know today.
I want to keep learning and to improve my English! This has always been my motivation to go on! Anyway sometimes you need to make a mistake to learn.
My mother who is an English translator (hah), always said to me: You have to practice, practice and practice to learn any language. You can know a lot but if you don’t practice it, you loose your knowledge.
This is the reason why I write in English, because I want to practice, to made mistakes and continue learning.
PS: I am so sorry for making so much mistakes but you can correct them and help me to improve my English!