Gerald M. Weinberg

One of the finest thinkers on computer software development has passed away on August 7, 2018. «…computer scientist, author and teacher of the psychology and anthropology of computer software development.» — Wikipedia ☛ http://www.geraldmweinberg.com ☛ http://secretsofconsulting.blogspot.com ☛ https://www.facebook.com/gerald.m.weinberg ☛ https://twitter.com/JerryWeinberg/ ☛ https://www.facebook.com/terra.ziporyn.snider/posts/10156674749391457

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Reading and digesting classical authors

‘You just narrated part of my story exactly! But there is a second part of my story that led to my current ‘reflective’ stage in my professional career on software design. That second part includes reading and digesting some other kind of texts by classical authors (Dijkstra, Dahl, Hoare, Knuth, Meyer, Tanenbaum, Myers, Mills, Weinberg,…

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After 18 years posting

My posts might be no longer welcome in this MSDN blogs site. If that ends to be the case, then please find further posts of mine in English at the following sites: (1) http://textum-recreo.blogspot.com/ (2) http://softwarevalue.blogspot.com/ (3) https://medium.com/@reflective (4) http://freetankerthink.blogspot.com/

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‘Agile’ vs ‘agile’

In what sense Developers Should Abandon “Agile”? Developers should abandon many, many, anti-patterns, not just “Agile” –with capital “A”–; for example, they should abandon the practice of uncritically follow the snake’s oil (hype) of marketing. They also should abandon unwarranted beliefs like those that presuppose practicing architecture is not part of their daily developer accountabilities….

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Beauty

There is beauty in computer programming and software design!!! What a wonderful professional activity it is!!! I like it!!! Come to my mind these posts from time ago: I like it even more!, and I like it! Programming is pure cheer joy.

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Thought and direct experience

Being wrong, and become aware of that, are two different instances of reality. For me, the conjunction of those instances is a joyful experience. For example, I was wrong, very wrong, about who can possibly be able to know something and teach it to others. It is good to know that I was wrong. I…

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«IT Doesn’t Matter» reloaded

Given the rate of time, effort and cost against actual delivered quality value of a particular sample of enterprise IT software development projects, a possible sequel of the 2003 article by Nicholas G. Carr «IT Doesn’t Matter» could be entitled: «IT divisions need adult supervision». Problem is, more often than not, there are very few…

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The growth of a feature – Twelve years later

The original «The growth of a feature» post is about twelve years old. Yet, the history of iterative and incremental software design and delivery, accordingly to Craig Larman and Victor R. Basili, began about 70 years ago. <<hr7

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Art vs Work

Software design & computer programming is my art, not my work. That’s why my trend is to enjoy thinking more about it and doing more of it. The referred talk by Cory House reminds me the brief note I wrote back in 2005: I like it! Also this one: I like it even more! Becoming…

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Blog change

I will post further reflections on business value with software development and on the reflective practice of “architecture” on the following address: http://softwarevalue.blogspot.mx/

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