Which Tool Would You Use?
Posted by Nick Sieger Fri, 12 Jun 2009 20:34:27 GMT
I started in on the twice-yearly task of pruning our hedges today. So confronted with this task:
Which tool would you use?
I used both today, but realized I enjoy using the hand trimmers much more. With the electric trimmers, you can buzz through a lot of hedge quickly, but sometimes this happens:
With the hand trimmers, I can take my time and make precise cuts. The end result may take more time, but it turns out much, much better.
Software tools have similar feels to me. Java feels an awful lot like the electric trimmers. It’s heavy and powerful, but sometimes by the time you’ve finished with it, you’ve cut so far in that you may have missed a simpler, lighter solution.
Ruby feels like the hand trimmers. Precision, less code, more intent, and I can take my time to think through and arrive at a solution without leaving a huge trail of trimmings (code) behind me.