August 28, 2008
Over the years of working in tech, I have noticed a pattern: certain technologies, languages, procedures, whatever, tend to make sense instantly and permanently to me. Other things, even if I work with them for months or years, never feel quite right. The latter leave me feeling less than intelligent.
I’ve also noticed that the types of things that tend to make sense to me tend to make sense to fellow Cloud Four-ian John. Not 100%, but it led me to wonder if certain patterns of thinking (I hope it’s OK to say that I think that some parts of my brain are wired like John’s) cause certain technologies to make sense and others to baffle.
Here is my distribution:
Inherently Makes Sense
Gives me Grief
I am not implying that the stuff I have trouble with is bad or hard, nor that I cannot do it at all–it just confounds or frustrates me consistently. Something about my perception of those items, my conceptions.
Does everyone have lists like this or do most techies just kind of “get” everything?
* Ha ha ha: Wikipedia: “SOAP once stood for ‘Simple Object Access Protocol’ but this acronym was dropped with Version 1.2 of the standard, as it was considered to be misleading” (laughing all the way to the “oh shit I have to use SOAP in my next project”)