Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


Pro Developer : This is Business


Pro Developer : This is Business

Author
Message
Christopher Duncan
Christopher Duncan
SSC Rookie
SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 31 Visits: 20
Comments posted to this topic are about the content posted at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/columnists/cduncan/thisisbusiness.asp

Chistopher Duncan

Author of
The Career Programmer (Apress)
www.PracticalUSA.com/TheCareerProgrammer.aspx
Unite the Tribes (Apress)
www.PracticalUSA.com/UniteTheTribes.aspx

Antares686
Antares686
SSCrazy Eights
SSCrazy Eights (9.5K reputation)SSCrazy Eights (9.5K reputation)SSCrazy Eights (9.5K reputation)SSCrazy Eights (9.5K reputation)SSCrazy Eights (9.5K reputation)SSCrazy Eights (9.5K reputation)SSCrazy Eights (9.5K reputation)SSCrazy Eights (9.5K reputation)

Group: Moderators
Points: 9520 Visits: 780
Liked it very much, spoke to the gutarist in me searching for that Platinum album. I personally have met and dealt with (a few severly) those who yell I am "commercial" with the exact statements. Plus I love my PIZZA.

Anyway, great line of sight article (for those who don't understand I mean you see what you get with nothing in the way).

If you don't do it for the money, the fame, the glory or some other type of personal gain, then what did you do it for and why be any good at it?

Boy more numbers on my check do look great.



AjarnMark
AjarnMark
Grasshopper
Grasshopper (23 reputation)Grasshopper (23 reputation)Grasshopper (23 reputation)Grasshopper (23 reputation)Grasshopper (23 reputation)Grasshopper (23 reputation)Grasshopper (23 reputation)Grasshopper (23 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 23 Visits: 55
Chris, another great installment! I found this one particularly entertaining because I don't come from the artistic side of the world. I have long come from the business side. I got my degree in Business Administration and Finance. Programming is just something that I'm good at and people will pay me well to do it. And, as you're pointing out here and in some of your other articles, they also pay me better than average because I speak their language.

This was a fun reminder to me of where other programmers are coming from. You see, I don't spend my evenings writing the next killer app, or even a mildly cool one. I just took 2 1/2 months off between contracts. During that time, I had a couple of days where I got really motivated to learn .Net and write some cool software for myself, but that quickly faded. I ended up spending most of my time either perusing new contract opportunities, reading a couple of business books, taking mid-day naps, and watching DVDs while racking up miles on my treadmill. And when I do have work to do (like now) I prefer to spend my evenings away from the computer, out in the real world, with my girlfriend, playing tennis, taking a walk down by the water, or cruising around on my Goldwing. You know, trying to actually live life a little instead of just "make a living".

Keep these articles coming, they're great!



ezlikesundaymorning
ezlikesundaymorning
SSC-Enthusiastic
SSC-Enthusiastic (106 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (106 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (106 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (106 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (106 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (106 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (106 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (106 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 106 Visits: 25
Fantastic Article. I have been telling people this for years. I use music to relate to this as well. Now if I could just incorporate that G13b5b9 in a rock and roll song. yeah. Again excellent article. Maybe I will buy your book now if it is anything like the article, think about that when you get your next check from APress.

Scott Dexter
DBA/Consultant

DEX
BigGrin
The more you help the business, the more they will help you...well sometimes anyway.
Christopher Duncan
Christopher Duncan
SSC Rookie
SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 31 Visits: 20
quote:

Now if I could just incorporate that G13b5b9 in a rock and roll song. yeah.


If you do, I want to hear the mp3! Smile

quote:

Maybe I will buy your book now if it is anything like the article, think about that when you get your next check from APress.

Scott Dexter
DBA/Consultant



It is. Cool! Now I can buy new guitar strings!

Chistopher Duncan
Author - The Career Programmer: Guerilla Tactics for an Imperfect World (Apress)
www.showprogramming.com/TheCareerProgrammer.asp

Edited by - Show Programming on 02/26/2003 12:41:53 PM

Chistopher Duncan

Author of
The Career Programmer (Apress)
www.PracticalUSA.com/TheCareerProgrammer.aspx
Unite the Tribes (Apress)
www.PracticalUSA.com/UniteTheTribes.aspx

Christopher Duncan
Christopher Duncan
SSC Rookie
SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 31 Visits: 20
quote:

Liked it very much, spoke to the gutarist in me searching for that Platinum album. I personally have met and dealt with (a few severly) those who yell I am "commercial" with the exact statements. Plus I love my PIZZA.



Absolutely! And pizza ain't free!

Chistopher Duncan
Author - The Career Programmer: Guerilla Tactics for an Imperfect World (Apress)
www.showprogramming.com/TheCareerProgrammer.asp

Chistopher Duncan

Author of
The Career Programmer (Apress)
www.PracticalUSA.com/TheCareerProgrammer.aspx
Unite the Tribes (Apress)
www.PracticalUSA.com/UniteTheTribes.aspx

Christopher Duncan
Christopher Duncan
SSC Rookie
SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)SSC Rookie (31 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 31 Visits: 20
quote:

And, as you're pointing out here and in some of your other articles, they also pay me better than average because I speak their language.



You're way ahead of the pack, man! It's amazing how many people don't understand the power of that one, simple little concept.

Chistopher Duncan
Author - The Career Programmer: Guerilla Tactics for an Imperfect World (Apress)
www.showprogramming.com/TheCareerProgrammer.asp

Chistopher Duncan

Author of
The Career Programmer (Apress)
www.PracticalUSA.com/TheCareerProgrammer.aspx
Unite the Tribes (Apress)
www.PracticalUSA.com/UniteTheTribes.aspx

Brian Lockwood
Brian Lockwood
SSC Veteran
SSC Veteran (256 reputation)SSC Veteran (256 reputation)SSC Veteran (256 reputation)SSC Veteran (256 reputation)SSC Veteran (256 reputation)SSC Veteran (256 reputation)SSC Veteran (256 reputation)SSC Veteran (256 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 256 Visits: 2
great article

to see another like-minded author read the developer articles on http://www.dexterity.com by Steve Pavlina - one of the most respected authors in shareware industry.

i tell my developers and partners to read them, re-read them and begin to live them.

Brian Lockwood
ApexSQL - value added SQL tools
http://www.apexsql.com

Brian Lockwood
President
ApexSQL - SQL Developer Essentials

http://www.apexsql.com/blog

Stand up for an Independent SQL Community - be Informed
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search