Real Programmers as an Endangered Species
The ship early, patch often philosophy has put real programming and programmers on the endangered list.
Mon, October 08, 2012
Now, lest you think I might have some cunning, insightful suggestion as to how this never-ending descent into software mediocrity can be halted, I don't. The trend is actually not reversible and, even if it was, there's no commercial reason to do so. The end users' expectations have been thoroughly set to "low," there's market demand, and, as A.M.M. succinctly put it, "since the new software paradigm is online, there's no need to worry. Release it, patch it up later, take the money NOW. (barf)"
I'm sorry, but if you're a real programmer with serious skills and experience, you are an endangered species. Today, spirits are no longer brave, the stakes are all financial, and the only small furry creatures are the bean counters.
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