Mike Schaeffer's Blog

January 17, 2008

I don't usually write posts for the sole purpose of linking to other posts, but this is an exception. This is brilliant. What it is is the USDA's Food Pyramid but adapted to how programmers should spend their time. My one complaint is that it's way too focused on coding. My experience has been that it really pays to spend time on design work and learning to how to better interact with others, be they clients or team-mates. If you can design your way out of a rewrite, or work with your client to recast requirements to save complexity, it can be far more cost effective than even the best raw code.