Lessons in Software from Eric Brechner

I have a guest post from Eric Brechner on Shaping Software.  It's Lessons in Software from Eric Brechner.  Eric is the author of the book, I.M. Wright's "Hard Code," and is the Director of Development Excellence on the Engineering Excellence team at Microsoft.  In his guest post, Eric shares what he's learned about admirable attributes of software developers as human beings.

The purpose of Lessons in Software is to bring you proven practices for results from heroes in our industry.  When I bring on a guest, I ask them to think about what's the insight they wish somebody told them when they were starting out.  It's about handing the wisdom down and helping lift people up.  We can all use an edge.