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Apple's Three Laws of Developers
- A developer may not injure Apple or, through inaction, allow Apple to come to harm.
- A developer must obey any orders given to it by Apple, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
- A developer must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
— I. Developer
Tat Means Developers Will Not Start Before The End Of Proceedings ! http://newish.info/202274-tat-means-developers-will-not-start-before-the-end-of-proceedings
Beware of the Combine!
In my past life I had a manager who had (still has) a penchant for the metaphor. I’ll probably write about a few of them in this blog, but my all-time favorite metaphor, and one that I use myself now, is the one about the Combine.
This manager liked to view the product development process as something akin to the farmer’s life. Maybe that’s because he comes from St. Louis. I’m not really sure if he had a rural upbringing or not, but he does have a certain straight-forwardness to his personality that is stereotypically associated with farmers. In any case, one of his favorite things to say to me was, “You’re getting run over by the Combine.” This was because we had developers ready to go (in fact, were coding) despite the lack of requirements from me, because I was too busy to get all of the requirements for every developer done. In my manager’s view, the product manager was the farmer, who had to figure out what to plant to make the most money and plant it in time to grow before the Combine came along and harvested it.
I’ve always liked this metaphor for what I do. I think it deserves a t-shirt of its own.
EARWOLF wants to work with YOU!
Artists, whiz kids, super geniuses of all varieties: please heed the call!
Earwolf’s roadmap is teeming with cool projects, and we want to make sure we can hire from within our extremely talented fan community before having to seek help from SCAAARRY outsiders.
We’re seeking your skills in essentially any field or capacity! If you are a:
- Earwolf Super Fan
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Fill out our form at earwolf.com/talent and let us know a little about yourself, and let us know how you think you’d be a good fit for Earwolf and its endeavors!
We can’t promise that there will be immediate positions available, but we’d love to hear a little something about who you are and where your talents lie, in the hope that we’ll soon have an opportunity to collaborate.