Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Engineering Manifesto

I hold these words dear to me:


We...
  • respect the product.
  • consider our responsibilities as engineers no less than those who built their systems with steel and stone.
  • strive to find the right solution, not the easy one.
  • give credit often, and rarely expect recognition.
  • walk in the shoes of the engineer whose code we inherited.
  • walk in the shoes of the engineer who will inherit our code.
  • shamelessly ask for help when we know that we are lacking in our knowledge.

We never...
  • commit code without declaring its known flaws.
  • assume that other people don't know how to do their job.
  • fool others into believing something isn't possible - just because it's tedious.
  • point out another's flaw, without a qualifying improvement.
  • leave a man drowning. An engineer trying to solve a problem has a buddy just as a boy scout does when trying to wade in deep waters.
  • cover our asses.

kudos to
+Ali-Akber Saifee +Johan Gozali +Timothée Groleau

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