From the archives, the story they don't tell you.
Some things gotta be completely eliminated from the planet. Nuke 'em from orbit
How much does a line of code cost? The naive answer is that it costs nothing. Bytes are free -- or as close to free as we can come. But it has to cost something. After all, it took time to type in, right? So that takes us to our
What is the appropriate driver that causes you to open up code for the sole purpose of making it better? My answer: it's always a failure, but failures happen. You should prioritize not opening the code up for maintenance as much as you prioritize delivering value I bought a new
A couple of weeks ago, Uwe Friedrichsen asked a pretty good question on his blog: "...Re-use is the holy grail of IT: whenever a new architectural paradigm comes to IT town, 're-use' is one of the core arguments why to go for that paradigm. The business sales pitch typically goes
The premise of the movie "Idiocracy" is simple: in the future mankind has de-evolved into morons. Technology does so much for everybody that nobody knows how it all works anymore. If we can't fix it, we're all going to die. One character asks the other what he likes, The answer
Ed: From 2008. This is believed to be the first mention of the combination of evolutionary pressures+addictive content as a driving force in technology creation By Daniel on February 6, 2008 1:19 PM In 1850 people didn't know how their favorite symphony sounded. Back then, it was common