If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as “lines produced” but as “lines spent”.
— Edsger Dijkstra. Quoted on Are all patches create equal? by Jonathan Corbet.
As you may know, iCarto and Cartolab have hosted a gvSIG codesprint at the nice city of A Coruña. iCarto was kind enough to support my attendance to the event to work on gvsig, navtable & navtableforms. Find below some comments on my personal experience. Some general impressions on the event It’s great to see… Seguir lendo gvSIG codesprint in A Coruña: a personal summary
«No architects. Engineers works across the entire stack» — TripAdvisor engineering team TripAdvisor is one of the largest travel sites: 40M Visitors/Month, 200M Dynamic Page views/Day, … how do they make this possible? Here the answer. As I’m a culture/development process junkie, I’ve search how they work. Their approach: an extremely agile culture (as they put it:… Seguir lendo Sen título
«Social networks are the modern Romeo and Juliet story. If Romeo is on Facebook and Juliet is on MySpace, there’s no way that they can ever be together» — Evan Prodromou at OSCON 2009
«One of the most important ways in which these efforts differ is where the risks lie. For utility projects the biggest risk is some kind of catastrophic error – you don’t want the sewage pipe to break, or to miss payroll. So you need enough attention to make sure that doesn’t happen, but other than… Seguir lendo Software: an utility or a strategic asset?
Free software communities have a system much better than elections: you can choose which leader you wish to follow and how much. If you want to be a leader, start leading, and see who wants to help. — Richard Stallman.
That’s my first post going to Planet OSGEO. Just want to say hello people! 🙂 Well, as for someone who is new in the community, I think it feels right to introduce myself. My name is Andrés Maneiro and I work as a GIS programmer for iCarto, a firm specialized in GIS based in A… Seguir lendo Hi osgeoers!
The hardest thing [for a programmer] is to go to sleep at night when there are so many urgent things needing to be done.
— Donald Knuth.