February 6th has come, and it has gone. After much toil and many, many long days, the largest development project MindComet has ever undertaken launched on time. That statement alone is worth celebrating.
Whether the project ends up being a glorious success to the end users or not, as a developer I can make it something to be proud of in the lessons I take away from it. For example, here’s one thing I discovered about myself: I like BIG. I like the challenge…the complexity…the impact. Big forces you to approach problems in a different, often better, way. Big challenges your development processes and methodologies when you may otherwise be content. Big requires skills, tools, and architectures you don’t normally get to use with small. Big magnifies your weaknesses, and exposes your flaws–refining those who learn from it. And in the end, if you can make it to the finish; if you can reach your goal–you’re a cut above the rest. Here’s to big. Here’s to the SPEEDtv development team.