Tangential comments about Software Development

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Easy does it

I applaud Brian Marick's argument that Ease should be a core value at work. In a talk at the SDC 2010 Conference he spoke of the smooth cadence of good work, such as the nurse who has ready the next instrument a surgeon needs.

Javascript I do not find easy. I'm trying to relax into it, kick off my compile-time error expectations, use its freedom and informality. But I still aim for ease. To this end, I'm getting Intellisense to work for me and I'm learning which functions I need to add to make jQuery even more natural. I JSLint everything, and built a tiny publication application for combining and minifying the .js files.

Perhaps I'm getting there, perhaps I will end up liking Javascript.