I wont just link to The Technologist
Manifesto, I want to make one clear point about this reading that really
stood out for me.
Right at the top, the author asserts that there are
two types of business processes – Physical
What hit home for me was this statement which so
clearly defined the industry I (and presumably you) work in.
I say forget about all the other “goals”
that your company tries to teach you. If you’re striving to achieve these
two targets, I believe your will be successful in IT.
Rule 1: Where a
task requires physical labour, your solution should help to make the task as
efficient as possible
Rule 2: Where a
task requires logical operations, your solution should automate as much as
possible for the personnel.
Seems very simple when you read it but definitely something
that a lot of people easily miss out. To me, this is the stuff that separates developers.
Not just cutting code but understanding the domain and building a solution to