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  • Blog Post: Scary. But probably true.

    Emphasis in the quote below is Jeff’s; I didn’t fiddle with the bold or italics. I just made it blue, because blue is good, right? Pretty soon, all programming will be web programming. If you don't think that's a cause for celebration for the average working programmer, then maybe you should find another...
  • Blog Post: How high is your impulse buy threshold?

    I think Jeff’s on to something: While there's an odd aspect of race to the bottom that I'm not sure is entirely healthy for the iPhone app ecosystem, the idea that software should be priced low enough to pass the average user's "why not" threshold is a powerful one. Coding Horror: Software...
  • Blog Post: I wasn’t concerned about warbots. Until...

    The quote is long to provide context, but the bold part is what worries me. Ruh-roh. A recent study prepared for the Office of Naval Research by a team from the California Polytechnic State University said that robot ethics had not received the attention it deserved because of a "rush to market"...
  • Blog Post: Do we really need a manifesto for software craftsmanship?

    This seems like a reaction to, maybe an extension of, the Agile Manifesto. I don’t see anything that I object to, but maybe that’s just because I (and the teams I lead who adopted and signed the Agile Manifesto) believed those “implementation details” were already covered. Not only working software,...
  • Blog Post: The Problem with Software Architects

    What’s the problem with software architects? Besides the fact that they think everything can be described in PowerPoint and Visio? With maybe a couple hundred pages of Word documents? Heh. It is problematic that “they” think things can be reduced to simple lists... or covered in one book. I’m not saying...
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