So lo and behold, here is our collection of #devtoys
This relic comes from the time when more gentlemen walked the Earth. The Thinking Hat increases the wearer’s awareness of the code structure and enables him/her to focus more on the problems at hand. This ultimately results in a flash of light when a problem is solved.
A unique item used only in times of great need. It is said that it comes from the beginning of time and that it helped shape the world as we know it today. It helps developers realize the error of their ways and gives them a chance to start anew.
One of the oldest and crudest tools in our arsenal - but still an effective one. When used on developers, they instantly become motivated and carry out tasks with speed and a smile on their face!
Hackity Hack Sword
This cursed weapon is given to developers when all seems lost or, in layman's terms, when the dreaded deadline is too close. By wielding it, they draw upon the untapped powers of the Hack and are given Linus-like powers... But at a great cost (see also "Refactoring hat").
This item imbues the wearer (usually a Team Leader) with special powers of overseeing team members and having great speed required to manage all the emails... But at the cost of the wearer's life force.
Hoodie of Invulnerability
Forged for one purpose, and one purpose only - a perfect armor that ensures the wearer is not bothered by anyone or anything. Usually used to signal that the developer needs absolute focus and that bad things will happen if he/she is disturbed. The only possible reason for you to try to engage in any kind of interaction with the said developer is the building being on fire.
Mask of Solitude
When the Hoodie of Invulnerability just isn't enough, you must reach for this powerful item. Wearing it gives complete focus and provides for complete separation from the outside world in order to complete the task at hand. The Mask of Solitude, although benign in nature, has adverse effects on the developer’s psyche.
"Swifter than the leopards, more fierce than the evening wolves. Fear me, for when armored by her love, I possess the strength to fight a god! I fight, so that she may go on, for I am just a horse." Paralyzed Horse - Bravest Warriors
The Beast of Debugging
Possibly the best companion a developer could have. Explaining problems to this little duck can often lead to swift revelations. But the constant chattering has some adverse effects on the programming speed and efficiency.
Hammer of Swiftness
A simple but effective tool. Quite useful in the short run to speed up the development process at a minimal price. Whack the developer on the head to activate its powers.
Jake the Office Dog
A free spirit who chooses his companions. Spreads joy and happiness wherever he appears. Creates a carefree and relaxed development environment.
Orbs of Telepathy
These arcane devices enhance the project team's performance by giving them an uncanny ability to communicate over great distances. However, prolonged exposure seriously impedes the user’s subsequent ability to efficiently communicate in face to face interactions - not that that's really important.
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