News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Fabien Potencier's Blog:
Developers should be Artists
August 26, 2009 @ 10:17:14

Fabien Potencier has a suggestion for developers out there - don't just look at what you write as something functional that just does a job, be an artist!

Hacking is an art, and hackers should act as artists. Hackers and painters have a lot in common but I won't talk about the analogy too much as Paul Graham wrote an excellent essay and a whole book on this topic. I recommend you to read both of them if you are a hacker or a developer.

He points out that "beautiful code" is a good thing - unfortunately developers for companies may not have the luxury of writing it. He does suggest hacking on your own time, though. Not only is it good for you, getting out those ideas into working code, but it can also positively effect the applications you develop at your work.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
developer artist hack beautiful code


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

PHPMaster.com: Living Apart Together: Decoupling Code and Framework

QaFoo.com: Code Coverage with Behat

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: How to (properly) evaluate Zend Server - Introduction

Hasin Hayder's Blog: Started writing on Facebook cookbook blog

Job Posting: Newsvine Seeks Web Developer (Seattle, WA)


Community Events

Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


wordpress laravel5 opinion podcast library language introduction example framework php7 laravel version series voicesoftheelephpant unittest api community interview extension release

All content copyright, 2015 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework