I’ve been perusing the internet looking for an idea that I could steal. Something worth sharing with you here today on my blog. Something I could remix into my own thing.
If you want to learn how to be a GREAT programmer, not just good enough to program an app application, but good enough to be GREAT, study machine language. Study 1s and 0s. Study the history of the computer, learn how to make an operating system, and Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, Lisp, C, C++, all the way through the modern languages of Python, etc.James Altucher, The Rich Employee
There is a saying that nothing is new under the sun.
Part of what makes use humans is that we can learn from others.
Here are a few quotes from other smart people that all tester should take to heart.
I’ve been reading the book “Poke The Box” by Seth Godin, and found a passage that I thought would resonate with startups thinking about quality.
“Good enough” used to be the definition is qualify. Your product or service has to be good enough to be considered.
Then the quality revolution but and the market defined quality as “without detects”.
Just about everything on offer – from a car to an iPad to an insurance policy – died exactly what it’s supposed to. To turn the key out open the box and it works. Every time.
Things work so often that we’re now shocked when a battery dies, a car gets recalled, orr we find a typo in a book.
Most of your competition is now without defects as well – which means that quality is not so interesting anymore. We demand it, but we don’t have to sell it out. If you have and they have quality and that’s all either of you offers, then you’re asking a commodity, and I’ll take cheap, please.
We have little choice but to move beyond quality and seek remarkable, connected, and new.
Remarkable, as give already figured our, demands initiative.
The book has a great message and I would definitely recommend checking it out.