Things you might see around Softwire: Ducks
11 March 2012, by Zoe Cunningham
There are some new additions to the Softwire office. We expect these new recruits to help us with software development, without saying anything!
It’s long been known that the very act of explaining a problem out loud can, by itself, be enough to solve it. So we’re asking our developers to explain their problems (with their code, their customers or anything else) to their duck in the first instance. If this is successful we’ll save a fortune on task managers.
If anyone’s sceptical, my favourite benefit of “rubber ducking” is this one. Rubber ducks don’t gossip about your private problems with other rubber ducks.