Friday, October 13

If you do not program for a living, please read this

Joel Spolsky pointed at No Silver Bullet today and it expresses clearly a truth which I had thought I'd realized independently and could never really express. It's an essay on why writing software is hard, and it's very very good. Skip over the jargon; there's a lot to be gleaned from the essay without even reading the technical sections.

1 comment:

oz said...

interesting name drop for joel. perhaps intentionally, he invites comparisons to his own relatively forgettable essays on software, and also to tate's [weakly-reviewed] monograph-length rambling critique. brooks volume [95 ann. ed] has had a special place in my library. neither of these commentators will.