Computerworld Australia: The Mythical Open Source Miracle
Dec 14, 2006, 22:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Joel Spolsky is one of our most celebrated pundits on the
practice of software development, and he's full of terrific
insight. In a recent blog post, he decries the fallacy of 'Lego
programming'--the all-too-common assumption that sophisticated new
tools will make writing applications as easy as snapping together
children's toys. It simply isn't so, he says--despite the fact that
people have been claiming it for decades--because the most
important work in software development happens before a single line
of code is written.
"By way of support, Spolsky reminds us of a quote from the most
celebrated pundit of an earlier generation of developers..."