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Code Craft by Pete Goodliffe

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Chapter 17. TOGETHER WE STAND

Teamwork and the Individual Programmer

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

Theodore Roosevelt

It's Saturday night, and you're settling down with popcorn and drinks to watch a film. Perhaps you've persuaded some unsuspecting, non-computer nerds to watch it with you. You didn't tell them it was The Matrix, did you?

The production that you're watching is the result of enormous effort by dedicated teams of people, all working together to create the final movie. Although you can't necessarily see it, there have been many, many man-hours (man-days, and "mythical" man-months) put into the production.

When you see some films, though, you have to wonder if they ...

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