26. März 2003

[ Management ]

Program less

Ward Cunningham, zitiert von Jon Udell, via stromschnellen: ExtremeBusiness über Geschwindigkeit, Business und (XP-)Programmierung:

"Business is always churning the logic to compete in the free market. That's what business does. It will always move faster than the programmers can keep up with. Most of business programming is about getting a wrong program to do the right thing by being even smarter. People resent these systems because that's what they have to do. The program is a boat anchor dragging down the pace of business, and it's almost set up so that it can't be anything but.

The real challenge is to break that cycle. To get the programming fast enough so that it's not a boat anchor. I see two ways to do that. First, make sure the programming has longevity, so we can keep modifying it and keep it correct, without becoming gigantic and brittle. And another, frankly, is to program less. There are lots of things we can program, but just because we can doesn't mean we should."


"There are lots of things we can program, but just because we can doesn't mean we should."
Eines meiner Mantras in Konzeptionsbesprechungen mit Kunden.

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