Over the course of creating the Ethics of Software Craftsmanship there was a statement included which tempted me to this blog entry for quite a while now. Here it is:
We can point to the people who influenced us and who we influenced.
At moment there are quite a bunch of craftspersons which influenced me. At the time I’m writing this I am working for three and a half years now in the Software business. Having finished university four years ago, I have gained a lot of experience from some great colleagues, which I never personally met, but which influenced me quite a lot. Today I decided to give you a list of these persons who might not know about their influence on me. I will divide the people into categories: Testing, Developing and Project Management. Personally I might also add Leadership in general, but due to my little experience in this field, I will leave this category out.