You, Sir, are an Anti-Pattern

Last night in the pub I was introduced to the term ‘corncob’, a label apparently used in some software development circles for a disruptive team member. I’d love to know how on earth that particular word was chosen. I rather dislike this tendency to put people into boxes, as the next obvious step is to […]

XP Day 2007

…was good fun, and well worth a couple of days off. There’s a mixed crowd – some die-hard extreme programmers, quite a few self-styled (and self-promoting!) ‘coaches’ and a few newbies. The atmosphere was really friendly – you would quite often find yourself sat in one session right next to the person who had been […]