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Dec 14, 2006, 22:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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