Measuring Productivity – Development is Like HiiT for the Brain

I’ve been thinking about measuring developer productivity recently. I’m lucky to work in a great team with varying experience, everyone adding something and pushing eachother to do better, either by helping out on a tough problem, or giving a nudge to lay down a better foundation.

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The Save Button – A Thing of the Past?

This afternoon I caught a tweet from @afovea which said “Why is a floppy disc icon still indicative of ‘save’ … when was the last time you used a floppy disc?”. He has a very good point, we are stuck with quite a few analogies which have since become a…

This afternoon I caught a tweet from @afovea which said “Why is a floppy disc icon still indicative of ‘save’ … when was the last time you used a floppy disc?”. He has a very good point, we are stuck with quite a few analogies which have since become anachronisms; no longer part of how we physically use hardware or software; even “files” and “folders” are struggling to migrate the generations, splinted by Spotlight and Windows Search. Why is it so hard to think up an alternative? I think one reason is that “saving” itself is an outdated concept that might need re-thinking as we become fully connected, all the time.
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