Gerald M. Weinberg


Born
October 27, 1933

Died
August 07, 2018

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Gerald Marvin Weinberg (October 27, 1933 – August 7, 2018) was an American computer scientist, author and teacher of the psychology and anthropology of computer software development.

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What do you do when a kid beats your solution?

We were asked, "Has a software engineering interviewee ever come up with a better solution than the expected best answer?"
The question told me that the one who posed it hadn't done many interviews. As an interviewee, I did this often, though it was often met with defensiveness from the interviewer.
As an interviewer, it happens to me all the time, and I've tried awfully hard not to be defensive as Read more of this blog post »
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“What you don't know may not hurt you, but what you don't remember always does.”
Gerald M. Weinberg

“PREFACE PROBLEM: Nobody reads prefaces.
SOLUTION: Call the preface Chapter 1.
NEW PROBLEM CREATED BY SOLUTION: Chapter 1 is boring.
RESOLUTION: Throw away Chapter 1 and call Chapter 2 Chapter 1.”
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“problem-solving leaders have one thing in common: a faith that there's always a better way.”
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