News Feed
Sections




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

Mike Bernat's Blog:
How Do GOOD Developers Ask Questions?
October 08, 2009 @ 08:25:06

Mike Bernat has a new post that anyone, experienced or not in the development world, should read. The post is a good overview of how good developers (ones who really want a genuine answer and aren't just being lazy) should ask questions.

First of all, let me say this. If you consider yourself a developer and don't find yourself wanting to ask questions on a daily basis, you're doing something wrong. Asking questions without being afraid of humiliating yourself is critical.

His suggestions include not being afraid to over-describe the problem, speculate on what the possible answer might be (it can help to get the thoughts flowing), providing some examples of the problem you're facing and, most importantly, don't get offended by the responses you get. Sure, some might be blatantly insulting but those aren't worth the read anyway. Find value in the answers that can help, though - no matter how simplistic the advice seems.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
good developer ask question


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

International PHP Magazine: IPM Poll Question: Which One is Most Dangerous?

Job Posting: Sapphire Technologies Seeks LAMP Developer (New York, NY)

Community News: Ibuildings Launches techPortal

Leonid Mamchenkov's Blog: Where did all the PHP programmers go?

Cal Evans' Blog: Open Teams


Community Events





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


deployment api zendserver opinion list symfony language series library bugfix framework podcast release developer community introduction interview threedevsandamaybe laravel tips

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework