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hs2

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Excellent article from Scott
« on: September 30, 2006, 10:49:22 am »
Have a look here ...

http://www.slickedit.com/content/blogcategory/151/250/

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@Scott: I really enjoyed reading it - thanks !

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Re: Excellent article from Scott
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006, 09:51:57 pm »
Thanks! I enjoyed writing it. We'll be posting articles very regularly. Some will include helpful information about SlickEdit, and others will address broader topics, like this one.

This article is a favorite topic of mine. I remember the point in my career when I noticed that there was a substantial difference between developers. I was working at Harris Space Systems on a large project. A small group of the programmers on that project were smarter/faster/better than any that I had ever met. I decided I wanted to be like them rather than like many others who were merely good.

Since then, I've had the good fortune to work a lot of different places on my different projects. And I still see this big difference in talent. Working at SlickEdit, I'm very pleased to be working with the most talented team of programmers I've ever worked with. I see a similar set of traits in our customers, who share the same passion for coding.

--Scott

hs2

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Re: Excellent article from Scott
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 09:43:53 am »
@Scott: This is a good complement to your article. Worth reading it.
http://www.hacknot.info/hacknot/action/showEntry?eid=90

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Re: Excellent article from Scott
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 07:32:56 pm »
I'm really curious what the article was about, but I'm getting a 404 error when I click the link.  Does anyone have a copy?

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Re: Excellent article from Scott
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 06:31:36 pm »
I'm really curious what the article was about, but I'm getting a 404 error when I click the link.  Does anyone have a copy?

The Wayback Machine does (at least I believe this is the article being referred to): http://web.archive.org/web/20070222054814/http://www.slickedit.com/content/view/429/93/

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Re: Excellent article from Scott
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 11:02:55 am »
Hi, I really tried to open the link about Scott's article but all I get is 404, why is that? Is there a way to open it other than that link? Thank you and Good day everyone. :)

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Re: Excellent article from Scott
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 12:14:50 pm »
This link to the archived document (thanks mwb1100) works for me. HS2

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Re: Excellent article from Scott
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 09:22:56 am »
This article by Perter Norvig :
http://norvig.com/21-days.html

and this GDC speech by Mike Abrash :
http://www.scribd.com/doc/152588547/Mike-Abrash-GDC-Speech-Transcript

are also similar and essential programmer reading.

It comes down to a simple concept for mastery in anything : Deliberate Practice.  Erricson's work on the subject (the book "The Road To Excellence") is considered the standard on the subject :

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/freakonomics/pdf/DeliberatePractice%28PsychologicalReview%29.pdf