Holding a Program In Your Head

Here’s a nice informative post with tip and techniques on ‘holding a program in one’s head’ (very posh ;) ). Definitely worth a read.

via PeterBell

9 Responses to “Holding a Program In Your Head”

  1. diamondTearz says:

    That was an excellent read! Thanks for that. I feel better about the fact that I lock myself away for 10hr stints during which I get more done than a week’s worth.
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  2. pan69 says:

    Reminds me a lot of the Joel on Software articles http://www.joelonsoftware.com/Archive.html (start at the bottom).

  3. [...] sta parece :) ) “mantener un programa en la cabeza”, vale la pena leerlo. [via tink.ws] * Holding a program in one’s head   [...]

  4. Simon says:

    Nice link, made me more aware that I am spending huge stints behind a CPU and now my back is starting to hurt? Old age or cr*p chair?

  5. Justin says:

    very interesting.

    ps I prob wont make it to LPUG for awhile I got that work doing XAML in bristol

  6. Tink says:

    Good luck with that!

  7. Makes a lot of sense. I also remember another article from Graham where he proves that irritating coders is the worst thing all other office creatures can do. Couldn’t find that article right now. One of the points was hacker needs nearly a hour to load the code into his head, then start working. Each time someone disturbs hacker he increase the time needed for hacker to dive back into code.

  8. Shame on me, this is the same article I was talking about :-)

  9. [...] A menudo he pensado que al desarrollar una aplicación la tarea de un programador al sentarse en frente del ordenador es la de cargar en memoria todo el código, (de algún modo) compilarlo y finalmente mantenerlo ahí durante todo el día de trabajo, solo entonces uno puede solucionar los problemas que el programa plantea. Paul Graham ha escrito un briallante artículo acerca de lo que implica ( implica más de lo que a primera vista parece :) ) “mantener un programa en la cabeza”, vale la pena leerlo. [via tink.ws] [...]

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