Rubber Ducking – Talk to Yourself

I sometimes find myself talking to myself to work through a problem.   It annoys me when I was accused of being mad.  But what needs to be realized that this is a great and valid way to work through an issue when you don’t have access to someone else.

Often the process of talking through a problem causes a solution to present itself.  The Pragmatic Programmers recommend it here via wikipedia.  I highly recommend their book The Pragmatic Programmer which I’ve had on my bookshelf since 2003.

Talk to someone else when you can that works well.  When you can’t, have a chat to that Rubber Ducky and explain to anyone who questions what you are doing.  Involve them if they are interested.

Remember you’re not mad – your being very resourceful.  In fact apply this to any problem solving activity.

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