· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · August
· · · · 22 (1 entry)

Build One to Throw Away · This is a max­im from Fred Brooks’ The Myth­i­cal Man-Month. Th­ese days I’m think­ing it’s the sin­gle most im­por­tant les­son there is about soft­ware. It’s been brought rude­ly home to me by my re­cent work on mod­_atom, whose de­sign is ter­ri­bly sim­ple; but I still got the first cut wrong in im­por­tant ways ...
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