Friday, September 25, 2009

The Duct Tape Programmer?

A subject dear to my heart. I've always been more of a businessman than a pure developer, living by the motto it's more important that the product get done rather than it get done perfectly. There are limits of course you need to be wary of but ultimately revenue is the goal, not a technology case study.

"Peter asked Zawinski, “Overengineering seems to be a pet peeve of yours.”
“Yeah,” he says, “At the end of the day, ship the fucking thing! It’s great to rewrite your code and make it cleaner and by the third time it’ll actually be pretty. But that’s not the point—you’re not here to write code; you’re here to ship products.”

My hero."

The Duct Tape Programmer

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