Dangerous Fred

Every big team has seen one or two of these guys. Dangerous Fred. Brilliant and stupid at the same time, breaks the wrong rules and still gets pretty amazing stuff done. But you don't want him touching your code.

How many meetings do I have to go to, to keep Fred off my project?

I think I've been Fred in decades past, at least once or twice. Sure have written a couple things I'm not so proud of, on the way to becoming a slightly better programmer. Read more »

Last night we had a sequence of 3 different speakers at a user's group here in Dallas. I recommended this for your group - I think you'll like it, at least after you figure out how it happened.

It seemed like our regular old Spring user's group like we always have:

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Summary:

Making simplicity complex, for fun and profit: Roger Sessions makes his next move.

You might think you're reading the Drudge Report on software, with MIT grad students doing the numerical analysis. It's a superb job of mixing fear-mongering with obnosis and fancy formulas. Pages later, you'll come to the conclusion that things are too complex, and that you can hire Roger Sessions to show you how to make things simple. Read more »