Lessons on Software Development – From Bruce Lee!
While we as software developers are used to learning lessons and adopting techniques from other disciplines, it is not often that we look to the martial arts for new ideas on development approaches. However, this blog post does just that.
The author end with the following thought:
In the end, follow Bruce Lee’s advice: Examine what others have to offer, take what is useful, and adapt it if necessary. I’ll close with an old quote: “The style doesn’t make the fighter, the fighter makes the style.” Or should I say: The process doesn’t make the developer, the developer makes the process.
I agree with this 1000% – we often try to blindly adopt the latest silver bullet, rather than taking the essential ideas and tailoring them for our particular environment/situation.
What do you think ?