27 July 2007

Where We Are Now?

After finishing the book Dreaming In Code by Scott Rosenberg, the first reference I found time to read from it is the 1968 NATO Software Engineering Conference at Garmisch, Germany. While reading the highlights, one item that caught my attention which until now is the torn to every geek's pride:

"the difficulties of meeting schedules and specifications on large software projects"


Thirty-nine years later, no one has found the easy way out. Regardless of the new tools, regardless of new methodologies and techniques to make development easier and faster. We still miss the dot, same mistakes are still committed over and over again. At this point in time, our systems should be in the stage where it can actually "heal" itself, I am not referring to uber artificial intelligence stuff [yet], just the plain software that we use for our daily life.

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