Saturday, 19 June 2010

What makes a workplace (part 5)

Bob the builderTools

  • Current PC, OS, software
  • Willing to get additional tools in as required

"Don't go blaming your toolbox, you need the right tool for the job" – Bob the Builder

There are times when you will have to use older versions – especially if that's what a particular client is still using, but hopefully this is the exception rather than the norm.

This is something that Rob has also expressed, in that I hope to leave a client better off than when I first came. At least one of better code, better performance, better processes, better practices, better maintainability, better sense of humour.. you get the idea.

It shouldn't be a drama to get access to decent hardware and software. When you consider how much per hour you're being paid, anything that can reasonably be done to remove impediments to your productivity should be followed up.

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