Positive Programmer

I wrote a FaceBook post on 29th July 2013

Programmer’s live a much positive life then Tester’s because the job role of a Programmer is to find solutions whereas Testers find problems. This behavior travels to their daily life too.

It had many comments but a strong opinion was made by my tester or rather QA friend Piyush Panchal. The fight between Developers and Testers is never ending its like the fight between Java programmer and .Net programmer or Managers and whole team. The list is huge.

I insist Programmer must raise their bar to Software Craftsmanship while doing it keeping a positive mindset is absolutely important.

  1. Programming is more of an art then science hence for a creative thinking positive mind will help.
  2. Have a ever heard about a pessimist giving a elegant solution.
  3. We always sit for troubleshooting with a positive mind that we will find the solution for the defect. (Try solving a problem with mindset that you can never solve it 🙂 )
  4. As Kent Beck creator of Extreme programming and TDD said programmers are shameless or else they would have left programming the first time when the compiler throw the error. Thus don’t take yourself too seriously.
  5. We create, so be positive in your creation and take failure as a learning. Richard Branson says when life hits you and you fall down. Pick yourself up clean up and go for another shot.

Happy Programming!

Boot it up

A practice that I follow while booting up the system. As soon as my machine boots all daily using applications namely Visual Studio, SQL Management Studio, Outlook, Browser and Notepad starts automatically. Thus I can hit the start button on my laptop and it is development ready.

There are many way to do this but I make use of plain old .bat files. It helps me locate the applications path. I just have to place the bat file in Windows Startup location. Kaboom and it works.

Below is the code sample for .bat file:

cd “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE”
devenv.exe /nosplash
cd “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio”
Ssms.exe /nosplash

Happy Scripting!