article Source RTE article The author of a popular new book about software development and business outsourcing says the main lesson of the book is to write your article in an agile style.
Speaking to The Irish Times, Alan Ryan said that while there are a lot of great articles published each year about software, it’s important to write one in an « A/B test » style.
It’s a way of saying to yourself ‘do this and it will look like this’.
It doesn’t say ‘do that’.
It’s the way you go about doing it.
In other words, it says do this and you will see an effect.
« If you want to do something in a test, it might look like that.
But when you actually see that, you don’t want to change it, » he said. »
So, if you want a good result, you have to do this in a B/B testing way. »
He added that, while there is a lot to be said for the use of A/B tests, it should be done with the intention of getting an outcome.
« Do it as a test.
Don’t just write something and do it.
That’s not how to do it. »
Ryan added that it is important to be « careful » with what you say in your article.
« A lot of times, people do it the wrong way, » he explained.
« They do it with a big bold headline and then they just go into a lot more detail.
I think that’s a really poor way to write an article. »
Ryan said that if you are going to write the article, you should first decide what you want from it.
« And then then, as you’re writing it, you need to decide what your value is, » he added.
« For example, if it’s just about the content, you can do a bit of research on how much of it you want and then make an assessment of that value. »
But if you have an article that’s about the business, or it’s about something else, it can be much more complicated.
« When you get to a point where you’ve decided what you’re going to put into it, then you need a test. »
The author of the article said that he had spent several months thinking about the subject.
« I’d written a book about it, but I’d spent a lot time thinking about it and what I wanted from it, » Ryan said.
In his article, « The Business of Being a Software Developer » Ryan says that, in order to write good articles, you first need to be aware of the business of software development.
« You need to understand what the business is.
You need to know how it operates, » he continued. »
It’s not just the business.
You have to know the people and how they work.
You also need to have the right people to do the right job. »
What I think most software developers need to do is to understand that their job is not just to make money, but it’s to be an asset to the company.
« In order to do that, they need to make their work useful to others.
And, of course, they also need their time. »
These are the two things that will always lead to the most interesting articles.
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