Joel on Software: Human Task Switches Considered Harmful. Joel basically says that managers should never assign their programmers to more than one project at a time. While this is an ideal situation, it’s probably very difficult to do in any real-world situation. Most good programmers are very capable of multi-tasking on multiple projects as long as the team setup supports it. What you don’t want is for your programmers to get bored with a project and do a half-assed job completing it just so they can move on to the next (and possibly more exciting) project.
A literary atlas for the city that never sleeps. On that note, I’m putting together a site called NYStories, which will be part of Derek Powazek’s CityStories network. I should have a design up within a week or so.
How can you lose $6.8 billion in one quarter? That’s billion with a “b”. Wow.
Is Amazon dropping the ball? I ordered some DVDs from them on Saturday, and immediately got a confirmation in my inbox. It’s now Tuesday afternoon and their site has no record of my order? Very odd. I wonder if their recent layoffs have something to do with it.
binarycloud is an open source platform for building web applications with PHP. Interesting…
Posted by Cameron Barrett at February 13, 2001 10:07 PM