Very hard to read past the compulsive use of every fad and buzzword in the drawer. Are there any fads too goofy for you?

What we called usage scenarios for 30 yers you insist on calling “stories,” an offensively infantilizing word that was part of agile pretending to be something new.

You talk about software planning like it’s something we never dud before. That requirements are not code is hardly revelatory.

I remember when my manager first mentioned “test-driven development”; I made sure there was a clear path to the exit because it s clear he was nuts.

The industry has changed out of recognition but the important change is that no effort is made to allow developers to concentrate and focus. Restoring that imperative would do more good than all the unit tests anyone could ever write.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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