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I’d be interested in reading posts from you about Steve Yegge’s latest rant.
I know. I read almost the entire thread, and that is the first objection that came to mind anyway. Still, Iߣd like some opinions on specific items, eg. from people who have had good experiences with pair programming.
So let me see if I get this right. This guy thinks that Agile development sucks, but Google's strategy of throwing buckets of money at developers and letting them transfer from project to project at a drop of the hat and spending 20% of their time on personal projects is the way to go. Riiiiiight. Tell that to a 3-person, cash-strapped startup. One of the things that XP stresses heavily is that you must customize XP to fit how your company works. Paint-by-numbers doesn't work for software development.
Of course, my experience is from a guy who studied Roman and Greek history at graduate school, not CS. :)
Should we even discuss doctoral programs? ;)
I wrote furry Star Trek fanfic in response at This Chocolate Cake Recipe Tastes Terrible! [oreillynet.com]
Thanks! I think the secret to being outrageous on the Internet--without losing all of your credibility--is to have a sense of style.
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