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  • The Aegis software management tool has been around for a long time [], but I strongly suspect that part of the reason it never became very popular is because it enforced a particular belief on users. For example, your code is always in one of multiple stages and for the "being developed" state, you cannot check in unless you have new tests and your code must pass those tests. There are numerous other states and numerous other preconditions which developers much satisfy before they can move the code to the n

    • Are we talking about organised religion or programming? I find the language in your last couple of comments… creepy.

      • The religious allusions were deliberate. The dogmatism of those who insist that we "must have a plan" put people off in the same way that dogmatists for anything will put off certain parts of the population. I don't care for dogmatism because it's often a fancy word for "we think we understand this, so we don't need critical thought". Since dogmatism is often accompanied by a near religious fervor, I thought it was OK to continue with the metaphor.

        Sorry if I was a little too zealous in that. Obviously it didn't come across as intended :)

        • You lost me when you started talking about bringing people into the fold and such. I want to teach trade-offs and how to weigh them, not convert people to a doctrine – any doctrine.

          • My apologies. I meant that strictly as tongue-in-cheek. I should hope that that those who know me would appreciate the irony of me using religious allusions. I'm not serious, dude :)