Language is so important. It’s easy to forget that, unfortunately. There are certainly exceptions, but if you want your new idea to be adopted by people, make sure your language conveys the idea easily.
People, this is serious. Hunch further over your standing desk and be sure to read this.
The developer in me only would’ve tested 45 shades of blue. The designer in me would’ve used orange. I don’t know how I get any work done.
But, seriously, good challenge. The norm of the web industry is to integrate multiple disciplines (dev, copy, design) into a finished product. Open source software is a glaring omission to this norm.
Today, Happy Magic Fun Time, the blog of internet pundit and celebrity developer Kenny Meyers turned 1 year old (I think that’s something like 100 in internet years). Kenny approached me awhile ago and asked me to help him with a new book he was writing, announced today in celebration of his blog’s birthday.
I’m really happy with how things turned out. The new book is called, Businessing and you can download and read a sample chapter of it right now. It’s the last business book you’ll ever need to buy. If you have never bought one, it’s the first and last.
“If you’re not familiar with programming… [all] you need to know is that you need to use Rails, and then you are very Agile.”
I did the book design and marketing site design for the project, while Kenny handled all the code magic. That said, as a Rails
douche guy, I’m particularly fond of essay #6, Be agile. Pure brilliance.
So, help us a spread the word, check out the sample chapter, but most of all, be sure to:
Astute analysis, as always.