The Ultimate Development Tool

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Talk about what makes a developer "the ultimate development tool" and how Ruby on Rails can help the right individual to become one. Delivered in Conferencia Rails 2009, in Madrid, Spain

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The Ultimate Development Tool

  1. 1. La herramienta de Desarrollo defInitiva
  2. 2. the magnificent javier ramírez jramirez@aspgems.com
  3. 3. MagiC
  4. 4. MagiC my #ss !
  5. 5. BUT...
  6. 6. the ultimate development tool
  7. 7. 1.the ghost of CHRISTMAS past
  8. 8. the happy seventies
  9. 9. Space & army projects
  10. 10. in time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out his duties - Peter Principle's Corolary-
  11. 11. if a 200-man project has 25 managers who are the most competent programmers, fire the 175 troops and put the managers back to programming - Frederick P. Brooks - the mythical man month
  12. 12. SHOW ME THE $$$$
  13. 13. finger pointing
  14. 14. MonolitHs are soooo 80'S
  15. 15. 2.projects are conversations
  16. 16. DevELoPeR vs. ProgRamMer suggested reading: http://www.paulgraham.com/hp.html
  17. 17. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan
  18. 18. university sucks
  19. 19. knowing grammar is not enough to be a writer
  20. 20. autodidactism takes time
  21. 21. fall / winter development
  22. 22. Simplicity -the art of maximizing the amount of work not done- is essential - the agile manifesto -
  23. 23. CLIENTS DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WANT
  24. 24. All your requirements are belong to us
  25. 25. RELEASE EARLY RELEASE often
  26. 26. the web will always be a little bit broken - tim berners lee - you know, that guy
  27. 27. not everything worth doing is worth doing well - tom west - the soul of a new machine
  28. 28. do what you do well and Stay up to date team with your clients and with your users don't look for a culprit just make it work
  29. 29. 3.run, rails! run!
  30. 30. extracted, not overdesigned
  31. 31. RAILS IS GROUCHO MARX
  32. 32. a nest of early birds
  33. 33. it's not a tool it's *my* tool
  34. 34. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
  35. 35. la herramienta de desarrollo definitiva http://javier-ramirez.com woRk http://aspgems.com blog http://formatinternet.com twittEr http//twitter.com/supercoco9 mAil jramirez @ aspgems.com mEmber of http://spainrb.org

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