Uncle Bob in a blog post titled Hoards of Novices
Do you remember that first line of code you wrote when you were very young. Do you remember the thrill it gave you to see that line of code actually execute. Do you remember the feeling of power it gave you. You were the master. The machine was your slave, and you could make that machine do anything!
Many of us became programmers because of a moment like that.
Two kinds of books
There are two kinds of [selfhelp] books:
- Those that tell you why you are the way you are, and that its ok to be the way you are; and
- Those that tell you how to become what you want to become.
I see value in both of the above, but time spent reading the second type feels like more bang for the buck.
Start with peace of mind
Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.
— Robert M. Pirsig