Alphabet Driven Development

Image from Sydney Padua’s excellent book, ‘The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage’ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N6PBHAS/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1#navbar)

You programmer types may know about TDD (test driven development) or BDD (behavior driven development.) On Twitter, Hsing-Hui Hsu, a Ruby programming dude, relayed a story about computer pioneer Charles Babbage’s use of RDD (rage driven development). I think all of us who’ve written code have found this as a motivating factor at least once, and can relate.

My friend and fellow long-suffering DBA Joe Positive over on Facebook was inspired by this:

And we came up with over 26 new development fads. Go forth and make your project take 10x as long as it would have otherwise!

Anxiety-Driven Development

Bile-Driven Development

Bro-Driven Development

Comma-Driven Development

Despair Driven Development

Delusion Driven Development

Ego Driven Development

Fear Driven Development

Greed Driven Development

Hate Driven Development

Intuition Driven Development

Innuendo Driven Development

Jackass Driven Development

Joie-de-Vivre Driven Development

Kanban-Driven Development

Kaftan-Driven Development

Love-Driven Development

Mood Driven Development

Moodring Driven Development

Nightmare Driven Development

Obsequy Driven Development

Petulance Driven Development

Quicksand Driven Development

Quagmire Driven Development

Rage Driven Development (where we started)

Sadness Driven Development

Test…osterone Driven Development

Tenure Driven Development

Urge Driven Development

Virtue Driven Development

Worry Driven Development

Xanax Driven Development

Xenophobia Driven Development (aka Brogramming)

Y-Combinator Driven Development (as in wanting to get funded by them)

Zero Tolerance Development

…now YOU go.