Software development is a knowledge acquisition activity, not a manufacturing activity.
I frequently get asked why I write
my own frameworks,
my own blogging software,
my own blogging client,
even my own presentation software. That's the answer: knowledge acquisition.
Bill Higgins on 2007-02-06
A few thoughts. I find that I immediately doubt the credibility or seriousness of anything published with an AOL logo on it. What a brand problem.
Second, it seems that your response is a veiled refutation of John's premise that:
there are some people who just aren't good at finding prior solutions, or at understanding them once found, and they may contribute to unnecessary re-creation of software, increasing both cost and risk to larger projects. But they're not the norm
I really like the idea of programming as knowledge acquisition. But the bit about "unnecessary re-creation of software" seems to contradict his whole piece and smacks of a little elitism if you ask me.
Justin Watt on 2007-02-07
John Panzer on 2007-02-07
Nick Nolan on 2007-02-08
Mike Cantelon on 2007-02-08
Luke on 2007-02-09
Revence 27 on 2007-02-10
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