Aubrey C. Rhodes III
Formerly, I was a bluegrass radio host, award winning poet, and spent some time lost at sea. Now, I'm a developer at Big Nerd Ranch (formerly Highgroove Studios), inconsistent blogger, and all around southern gent.
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Hopefully you haven't noticed this, but there has been a marked drop in misspellings and missing words in my last few posts. It is definitely not the case that I have suddenly gotten better at the English language, but rather the fact that I've been working with a freelance editor. While it's great to have posts polished before I post them, this isn't really the main advantage to me.
- This Ain't Your Mother's Particle Collider
Your grandfathers didn't have feuds about using a relational database over a NoSQL solution. Your family doesn't cozy up around a fire every Christmas and write webapps using an MVC framework. These situations don't make any sense, but developers still talk about best practices as “traditions.” In general, I'm a pretty laid back person, but this really drives me up the wall.
- Getting Over Yourself
The evidence is starting to pile up: I can't actually do everything in the world on my own.
I've always been the do-it-yourself type. At work, I am able to rely on the open source community and my incredibly smart co-workers. I can lean on resources external to me to not waste time on solved problems, but I have to push myself to use these resources. In software, this overly independent mindset is referred to as Not Invented Here Syndrome.
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