Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming

A friend from work forwarded this information to me, which hed extracted from a TechRepublic article and I thought it was pretty interesting. I'm the Apache Software Foundation Group follows this very much, as it reflects how good their software products are and its free!!!

Here are the 10 Commandments of Egoless Programming, my friend willingly shared.

1. Understand and accept that you will make mistakes.
2. You are not your code.
3. No matter how much "karate" you know, someone else will always know more.
4. Don't rewrite code without consultation.
5. Treat people who know less than you with respect, deference, and patience.
6. The only constant in the world is change.
7. The only true authority stems from knowledge, not from position.
8. Fight for what you believe, but gracefully accept defeat.
9. Don't be "the guy in the room."
10. Critique code instead of people-be kind to the coder, not to the code.

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