TechNewsWorld: An Unholy Alliance?
Aug 02, 2005, 00:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Udell)
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"I have a confession to make. Sometimes, when I'm trying out an
unfamiliar open-source component, I cheat. Even if the software I'm
working on will deploy to Linux, I'll sometimes develop it on
"Why? Because on Windows, an open-source component is likely to
come with an installer that just works. That's a huge advantage.
The game of software development is dominated by the evaluation of
available components and the selection of those that best meet
needs. To play well, you must be able to evaluate and select as
easily and quickly as you can..."