Top 12 Developer Quotes from QCon New York
- "Distributed objects failed; for very good reasons. Values rule on the wire" by Rich Hickey in his session on The Value of Values.
- “People don't change, they don't want to be accountable whether agile or not” by Jeff Pattond in his talk on Co-Making Great Products.
- “If you think writing code is hard, try making product decisions” also by Jeff Pattond.
- "You only hire the Best and the Brightest? Really? Who is then hiring the Worst and the Dimmest?", something that was said during a panel discussion.
- “Mud takes away our ability to do good design”, by Eric Evans in his talk Four Strategies for Recovering the Ability to Design When Surrounded by Messy Legacy.
- "Refactoring is good at changing order, not fundamentals. You can't convert a hotel into a stadium”, also by Eric Evans
- “Empowering is a middle management word that means pretending to let people do things, and then preventing that”, by Mike Hill in his talk on How Individuals Help Teams Become Excellent.
- “Watching someone do work is not pairing”, also by Mike Hill
- “Architecture - the part of the system that you can not replace without having a different system”
- "Over-engineering = weighting a possible future too highly in design."
- “Code Turbulance”, a name for frequently changed code
- “Anytime you manage by the numbers, instead of actually (God forbid) looking at the code a way will be found to game the numbers”, in a discussion on the uselessness of using only code metrics for judging the quality of your code base.
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