The importance of teaching

I have a good friend whom after university focused on first communication and then management. But now he has turned to development. We’ve been having a few discussion over the past few days about SOLID and REST and Grails. IoC containers and what not.

He hasn’t seen these kinds of concepts in his development so far. But he finds the concepts interesting and he is eager to learn about it. Which has given me a unique opportunity to learn how to communicate these concepts.

Now I’ve been an assistant teacher at the university. But I found that some of the benefits of these concepts are hard to explain, simply because to me their very abstract and I usually don’t discuss them at this level. I’d also like to mention that my friend is great at asking the right questions.

So this is a shout out to Joel. Thanks for teaching me how to communicate these concepts and their benefits.