Zen of Computer Programming
ken at kencorey.com
Mon Jan 9 11:21:42 CST 2012
I've been programming for a good long time now and I've only known one
or two that could likely do it, but if I'm the one writing the
paychecks, I'd *never* have paid them long enough to wrap their heads
around the problem to do so.
I've known lots of good programmers who got close enough, and were fast
enough at debugging so it /seemed/ to be almost perfect, which I would
have been willing to pay for.
I've always believed in the project triangle:
Pick any two:
On 09/01/2012 16:59, Alejandro Tejada wrote:
> Hi all,
> Recently I was talking with one of my students from
> Macromedia FreeHand/Adobe Photoshop classes:
> and he asked me if the following was true:
> "The best computer programmers could create a
> flawless program without the need to run this
> program in a computer."
> Well, (I said him), I read about a software developer
> named Bruno Delean who created his software namde
> "Live Picture" in this way... but it's not common.
> "Live Picture's extraordinary performance is achieved by virtue of a
> radical new concept/technology called FITS
> (Functional Interpolating Transformation System), which was developed
> by Bruno Delean of Toulouse, France-based FITS Imaging.
> Legend has it that Delean wrote all of the FITS code by hand during a
> five-year sojourn in the French Alps, praticing a sort of Zen development.
> He's since come down from the mountain with a truly unique program."
> My question to all of you is,
> How many developers you know that could create almost flawless
> programs without running and debugging?
> What is their special gift?
> Thanks in advance!
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