At the end of the Tunnel…

The greatest feeling of any project?

The end is in sight, you can see the light.

All the late nights and early mornings of coding and working are finally coming to fruition.

Everything you planned for is progressing just as you expected it would.

The planets are aligning.

It’s the greatest feeling in the world.

And at the same time, it’s always met with the same set of questions?

“That’s it? We’re done?”

To which the answer is “Yes”until you get on the next train headed for a new tunnel.

Rushing to Wrong

We are all very good at Rushing to the Wrong answer when trying to solve a problem.

We throw details out the window and became blinded by the end goal and direction we want to go in.

We are so close that we can “taste it” and know we are on the right path.

But in our efforts to get there, and only when we get there, do we finally realize that we were chasing the wrong problem, going down the wrong path and had absolutely no idea what problem we were trying to solve.

When you start with everyone understanding the problem that needs to be solved, agreeing as to what the problem is that needs to be solved you change the paradigm of the project exponentially as everyone now realizes that they are no longer rushing to get to somewhere but instead are on a road to get there.

Variables, Functions and Classes by Name Oh My!

I will never, ever tire of naming my Classes, Functions or Variables.

It is the most creative part of any development endeavour that starts and ends with you.

Whether you are a Hungarian or Camel case notation kind of person – it’s the best part of your day.

I have stared many a time at a function and thought – “This is garbage, it needs to be named something else” – and when it came to me – EUREKA!!!!

Now that variable, class or function had a purpose, was empowered and would lead all the other variables, classes or functions to glory.

Or so I think.

The New Boxing Day

For some, this is when the New Year starts when they start gearing up for that magical December 31st where dreams can come true and everything they want to have happened starts to happen.

Instead of fueling someone else’s monetary dreams, how about you take the day and focus on yours.

Everything is Closed

So what are you going to do, now that’s just you and your family?

At the end of the day will you be overflowing with happiness?

Now figure out how to close everything and be happy.

Merry XMAS.