12 Apr '13, 5am

This really resonated with me. Being able to make money coding is a bonus, not motivation. "Coding for the soul"

This really resonated with me. Being able to make money coding is a bonus, not motivation. "Coding for the soul"

If you had a billion dollars, would you write another line of code? Three years ago, I quit my Rails consulting gig, bought a VW Bus and started traveling. I thought, if I was independently wealthy I would spend my life traveling, climbing and surfing. I loved that life. I was living the dream. I didn’t write a line of code… for 6 months. Then, in the middle of winter, in Kentucky, I spent three days in the basement of a pizza shop. No running water, no heat…. but it had electricity and wifi. I spent three days hacking away, and I loved it. At that point I realized that I needed to write code. It provided something my soul craved. I think it’s the ability to CREATE that I love. I find taking an idea and turning it into reality… satisfying. Maybe if I could paint, compose music, or ice sculpt with a chain saw I’d do one of those things instead, but I can’t. I can code. Codi...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/coding-for-the-soul/

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To improve pairing: Pair Programming Matrix

To improve pairing: Pair Programming Matrix

pivotallabs.com 12 Apr '13, 6pm

(Update 07/17/2012: Added link to Pair Programming Matrix Google Doc ) At Pivotal Labs we consider ourselves to be expert ...