TITLE: Promotion from Tweet to Blog Entry AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: July 13, 2009 4:47 PM DESC: ----- BODY: A couple of weeks ago, I quoted Glenn Vanderburg as my Tweet of the Day. Now he has made his tweet the set-up line in a full-blown blog entry, Sharp vs. Blunt Instruments:
Weak developers will move heaven and earth to do the wrong thing. You can't limit the damage they do by giving them less powerful tools. They'll just swing the blunt tools harder.
I still agree with the sentiment, as well as the bigger point: Give people powerful tools, teach them what you can, and let them create. The best programmers will do amazing things; the rest will be none the worse off. If you help to create a culture that values learning and encourages responsibility for others, you may even find some of the weak growing into amazing programmers, too. -----