Tagged with software development
The film is still happening, but the Kickstarter is being canceled today. No one's pledges will be processed. Let me tell you a little about why and how you can continue to help if you're still excited about the project.
The goal of the film is to help demystify the developer and talk about my own journey as someone who look like what the media says software developers look like and my realization that it shouldn't be true. That, as an industry, we're missing out on the variety of different kinds of people in our industry that would make it a lot better. That's the story I am telling.
To this end, I've decided to make a documentary film about developers. I have several goals for the film, but the over-arching theme is to help people understand the role of code and coders in their daily lives.
I've been to a myriad of parties in my life and when asked, I often, sheepishly, say "I'm into computers". But that's not a sufficient answer. It's enough for many people to shrug it off and stop asking questions, but I think if most people got a sense of what we do, they'd find it interesting. That's where the idea for "Hello World: The Film" came from.
I've been using a new trick on my courses as of late that I've been getting some questions about. I figured I'd just blog about it to share the trick.
The trick in question is taking a constructor parameter and storing it in a class field. Most of it is just refactoring, but there is a way to customize what it looks like.
I like to use factoring to build up my code as I write. I'm not a Resharper guy, but i'll use it as much as I can. I just don't like to re-setup Resharper on every install. I'm basically lazy.