in reply to Re: Professional Monks
in thread Professional Monks

The comments presented here remind me of "The Pragmatic Programmer". TPP is a book about how to program better instead of a language reference.

I learned a tremendous amount from that book, and I think a section dedicated to passing on knowledge from wiser, more experience programmers to acolytes would be an excellent resource.

I would prefer to see it under the auspices of the Monastery. The Monastery has a community in place, wise elders and a reputation for intelligent debate. Perhaps "Philosophical Questions" would be the right name for such a section -- questions of workplace ethics, design principals, and tools (all with, of course, a strong Perl focus) could find their way there.

This seems Pragmatic to me.