Yesterday, we read a great post on Hacker News called “Move your feet.” In it, a developer named Matt Swanson detailed how he had set himself two goals for the year: to learn how to write tests for hisRails projects and two, to start running.
Eight months in, he had read four books on test driven development for Rails, watched 28 hours of screencasts, and taken two online courses, and yet, not written a test. Conversely, he had run 866 miles.
What accounted for this disparity? Simple: when it came to running, Matt didn’t mind being bad at it. He trusted that he would slowly get better, and as long as he kept running, he would get in shape.
On the other hand, when it came to writing tests for Rails, he wasn’t able to tolerate being bad at it. Read more >
It’s more from my current writing theme about “how running helps you succeed at everything in life.” I recommend you check out the rest of the post.
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