Thursday, November 10, 2005

Lazy Programmers

I've long said that all programmers are lazy.  There are two kinds of lazy, though.  Good lazy is when a programmer has to do something twice, she stops to automate the process, so she won't be bothered by this rote task again.  Bad lazy is when a programmer uses "clipboard inheritance", mindlessly copy and pasting code, and not stepping back long enough to find a better solution, much less the "best" solution.

This was brought to mind again by a post by Phillip Lensen (via Foxpro.catalyst):
Why Good Programmers Are Lazy and Dumb
I hadn't considered the dumb part, but I do look for a drive to constantly investigate and learn when evaluating a job candidate.  Phillip makes some interesting points.

Thursday, November 10, 2005 11:49:03 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
You don't make friends pitching FoxPro. You make friends from buying me lunch.
Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:06:42 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
You're on. How about Friday?
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