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Thursday, November 13, 2008

"phrase from nearest book" meme

via http://agiletesting.blogspot.com/2008/11/phrase-from-nearest-book-meme.html

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
Here’s mine, from The Art of Agile Development by James Shore & Shane Warden:

"Setup a projector so the whole team navigates while one person drives."

Somewhat anticlimactic, but still solid advice.

1 comment:

Ross said...

"Try using fixed values at first, then update your program to accept numeric input from the user."

Core Python Programming, 2nd Ed. Wesley J. Chun, Prentice Hall, 2007

(Technically my IA-32 Intel Architecture Developer's Manual was closer, but since it is propping up my monitor, it's relatively further away).