Sunday, September 25, 2016

Eye of the Storm

Sometimes developers are overworked. As more and more time-sensitive tasks are thrown their way, good developers will still do their best to meet their deadlines. They will work harder, faster, and even put in some extra hours because they care about their work. However, when there is so much work do be done that, no matter how hard they try, there is no possible way for them to meet their goals, something unexpected happens. Like a switch, the hopelessness becomes undeniable and, right in the middle of the crisis, developers will lose all sense of urgency. It’s analogous to the eye of a hurricane. As the storm hits, the weather conditions get worse and worse until, right in the center of the storm, there is a sudden, eerie calm.