Gil Desmarais

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Introducing Pal

Rubber duck debugging is an essential method to solve problems by yourself. The idea is that you explain a rubber duck your problem and while explaining the problem you come (closer) to a solution.
It would be foolish and not pragmatic for a developer to not have (something like) a rubber duck.

Let me introduce Pal:

  • picture of a pet toy alligator

Pal is short for programming alligator.

You can tell it’s an alligator by its smiling face. A crocodile would not smile at you but its teeth would frighten you.