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Now that the winners for "The Software Craftsman" book have been chosen, I was curious to see how many folks who participated here were actually intrigued by the discussions we had this week to a point where they are going to continue looking into this Software Craftsmanship movement on their own. If you are so inclined, please respond to this short and totally unscientific informal survey:

1. If you didn't win in the book promotion, are you still going to buy or somehow get a copy of "The Software Craftsman" so you can read it?

2. Have you ever heard of the Software Craftsmanship movement before this week's book promotion?

3. Before the book promo, what was your level of interest in Software Craftsmanship? Please answer with a number from 0 to 10, with 0 indicating that you had no idea this was even a thing and 10 indicating that you were already fired up and raring to become a Software Craftsman.

4. After the book promo, what is your level of interest in Software Craftsmanship? Please answer with a number from 0 to 10, with 0 indicating that you are pretty much still not interested in it and 10 indicating that you're now fired up and raring to become a Software Craftsman.

Thanks to all who participated this week and special thanks to anyone who responds to these four questions.
 
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1. If you didn't win in the book promotion, are you still going to buy or somehow get a copy of "The Software Craftsman" so you can read it?


Yes. I found it on my SafariOnline subscription after you hinted that that's how you have your copy.

2. Have you ever heard of the Software Craftsmanship movement before this week's book promotion?


Yes. It all started for me a couple of years ago when myself and a colleague went on a 2 day 'Clean Code' workshop with Uncle Bob.

3. Before the book promo, what was your level of interest in Software Craftsmanship? Please answer with a number from 0 to 10, with 0 indicating that you had no idea this was even a thing and 10 indicating that you were already fired up and raring to become a Software Craftsman.


10. Well crafted code, is maintainable code. In our team we have a plush crab toy called the 'Crab of shame'. If you're caught checking in poorly written code, you are likely to get a crabbing. It's all in good jest but as a team we demand high quality code from each other, short cuts and laziness are not tolerated.

4. After the book promo, what is your level of interest in Software Craftsmanship? Please answer with a number from 0 to 10, with 0 indicating that you are pretty much still not interested in it and 10 indicating that you're now fired up and raring to become a Software Craftsman.


10. I particularly identified with the part of Sandro's opening story where his boss at the time told him that to have a functionally working program was the absolute minimum he expects from his programmers. The quality and craftsmanship is the really important part.
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:Yes ... Yes ... 10 ... 10 ...


Excellent! Thanks for responding, Tim. Yes, a subscription to SafariBooksOnline pays for itself many times over.
 
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