Friday, August 18, 2006

On Being A Programmer

My manager noted after an interview I was involved with (giving) the other day, "Some people don't have CompSci degrees, but they can still make good programmers."

To which I had to respond, "I don't have a CompSci degree. I have degrees in English and History and a Masters in writing."

The subject was immediately changed.

On a different note, I did my first data-driven Ruby on Rails application two nights ago, and I have to say, bravo. That's a sweet bit of language design. I do internal web sites all the time - I'm pretty sure I could cut time to delivery by about 80% using Rails. I think I need my own rogue server (well...another one) at work to serve up sites for internal users.

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