Seth Godin is The Man!

I have looked up to Seth Godin for a very long time. Very briefly, besides going to school for Software Development, I also went to school for Entrepreneurship. I felt that the course wasn’t very good overall, but I was referred to Seth Godin’s work by someone within it. I can safely say it was worth every penny.

I found a couple of posts he wrote recently which have really seemed to stick with me.

Enjoy!

Less for Less

Thinking about Money

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Stop Whining!

I read articles like the one linked below all of the time:

http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/

Why you might ask since I develop a lot in PHP? For the same reason why I watch movies like “The Road” I suppose… maybe I like revelling in dark and moody arguments or themes. In all seriousness, I don’t necessarily disagree with this guy. I have had a lot of conversations about how language X sucks and is crappy. Hell, I have developed in JavaScript both as a hobbyist and in my career since 1998! But here’s my counter-argument… who cares?

Here’s a link that my research (2 mins spent on Google) :

http://wiki.theory.org/YourLanguageSucks

What language isn’t on there!!!?!

I implore all developers out there…stop whining about this crap! I don’t care! It makes it so difficult to share ideas and thoughts when a typical conversation with a developer goes something like:

Other Dev: Hey man, what do you do?

Me: I’m a Web Developer.

Other Dev: Oh really? What kind of stuff do you do?

Me: Frontend and Backend. I like JavaScript and PHP. I do some Ruby as well.

Other Dev:  Oh you like JavaScript and PHP? They suck and you suck for liking them! I hope a hobo smashes you in the face with a shovel!

Obviously some dramatic license was taken with the above scenario. But the fact of the matter is that I don’t think there’s this magical language that’s out there that every developer is going to love. It’s like some weird display of hax0r skillz when you bash a language. I don’t care!

Even in the links provided, I know people will have arguments and rebuttals. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you KNOW about their limitations and have ways of working around them.

Just build stuff and share it! That’s all that matters in the end…