03 Dec '13, 8pm

My first @larubyconf proposal: In which I talk about the stuff I wish someone clued me in on. Go vote please.

I've been building software for longer than I care to admit. (I started on an IBM System/360. Yes, I'm almost a gray head, if I had hair.) In that time I've made a lot of mistakes. Learn from my mistakes as I talk about ten letters I wish I could write to my younger developer self. * Do not become over enamored of your new shiny tool. Everything is not a nail. * You're not as good as you think you are. You don't know what you don't know yet. Learn harder, learn faster. * Naming things is hard, hard, hard. You can't do it alone. You're just not that good. * It always takes longer than you think it will. Always. And no you're not good at estimating. Here's how to get better... And more...

Full article: http://larubyconf.com/proposals/63

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