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Blaming the unknown - constructive approach to technology

Giuseppe Maxia 14 June 2010
Type:  Not planned session

Did something go wrong with your coding recently? And where did you put the blame when that happened? If you missed the target, you may want to learn what Mozart, Perl, PHP, MySQL, and Java have in common.

If you don't know them, they will hurt you. No matter how expert you are, there are holes in your knowledge, and when things go wrong you usually blame what you know the least. So the culprit could be that database, the regular expression engine, the XML parser, the thread engine. What if the problem is between the chair and the keyboard instead?
This talk will give you some general insight on the art of software development, encouraging users to rant less and improve their own practice.