Software Development Myths

23 April 2013

Writing code and developing software are the same thing. WRONG!
Programming is typing, not thinking. WRONG!
What matters most is how many years you’ve been a developer. WRONG!
In this video, Vooza’s programmers dispel these (and other) commonly held myths about software development. Bonus: You’ll also learn the right answers to the Chicken Question and the Fizz Buzz Test.


>> I don’t write code.
>> I develop software.
>> If they sound like the same thing to you,
>> they’re not.
>> One’s like a five year old drawing stick
>> figures with crayon.
>> The other one’s Rembrandt.
>> Do you see any crayons around here?
>> I don’t think so.
>> Programming is thinking.
>> It’s, it’s not just typing.
>> It’s why we spend most of the day
>> just sleeping, wondering around, looking
>> out the window.
>> It doesn’t seem like we’re doing a lot
>> but, but trust me the gears are turning.
>> Mm-hm.
>> My workstation I have about six
>> monitors
>> going like right now I have online poker.
>> Moto, Hacker news, World of Warcraft,
>> there’s a video surveillance
>> set up of the lobby of the building and
>> also there’s
>> So you you got those cats, those cute
>> cats sleeping.
>> The kitten the kittens they, they fall
>> asleep they’re so adorable.
>> Some of them wear suits.
>> Before I work with any programmer, I
>> ask them the chicken question.
>> Which is, had your way, how would you
>> design a chicken and why.
>> And of course the right answer is why do
>> we need to design chickens?
>> Didn’t, didn’t God already kinda design
>> chickens for everybody?
>> And that shows you can think critically.
>> What the hell was, did you actually design
>> a chicken?

>> Timmy.

>> I’m obsessed with efficiency.
>> That’s why I’m always asking, why can’t we
>> do things faster?
>> Why is this taking three meetings instead
>> of one?
>> Why am I still sitting here talking to
>> you?
>> How many questions am I gonna keeping
>> asking?
>> And where’s my Adderall?
>> Look, I don’t care how many years of
>> programming experience you have.
>> When I’m looking at a programmer, it’s
>> about the intangibles.
>> Zach, I want you to write me a
>> program that spits out the numbers one
>> through 100.
>> Any multiple of three, it should say fizz
>> instead of the number.
>> Multiple of five, it should say buzz.
>> If it’s three and five, it should say fizz
>> buzz.
>> Can you do it?
>> No idea how to do it.
>> How many light sabers do you own?
>> 18
>> You’re god damn hired.

>> Dude, I’m busy.
>> Buzz off.
>> [INAUDIBLE] your saber.
>> Work on that encrypting thing.
>> Okay, sure, sure.
>> I’ll do my thing, you do yours.
[NOISE] What?

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