Archive for March, 2008

Questions and Answers in the Work Environment

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Questions need to be asked humbly, patiently, and clearly.

Answers need to be clear, neutral, and precise.

The Big Picture

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

I generally prefer to pseudo code my code prior to actually starting to write it, it keeps me establish what the big picture is, without having to worry about the nitty-gritty details. Keeping the big picture in mind is often useful to coding any sort of code, from very simple to super complex code.

When you’re adding a feature or coding something which requires the co-operation from various different sources, it best to keep the macro view in mind. In the macro view, you can keep track of what’s supposed to happen, and how the various components behave. This is especially important to keep in mind when you code, due to the fact that we are often working on only one segment of the code at a time, and sometimes we get so lost in the minor details of the code that we forget the code’s function in the overall scheme of things.