This month’s conductor is Rob Mack, a Rails developer at Spiceworks. Rob has been attending AoR since the first meeting and we are really pleased to have him.
Michael Marotta - Documentation for Developers
Alchemists claimed to transmute elements, delivering miraculous results by secret methods. The ruse needed to work only long enough for them to escape the king’s realm. In our time, scientists transmute elements (and transmute life) by methods that were published first in peer-reviewed journals, and now in textbooks. Too many software developers masquerade as code wizards whose smoke and mirrors need work only long enough for them to change jobs. Documentation - from the design to the helps - allows peer review, testing, and (if need be) falsification of theory.Continue reading »