This is the second interesting more or less random item I've read about coding this week.
A quick summary of the book "Dreaming in code" by Scott Rosenburg. I was reading this blog post: http://bensbookblog.blogspot.fr/2007/09/dreaming-in-code-by-scott-rosenberg.html It talks about a lot of stuff, and reminded me of "Code Complete" which a friend made me read to help my coding, back in the day when I did it.
One little random comment from this blog post that struck me:
Why we all have to plan by Watts Humphrey (he took over the System360 project at IBM)
- Mostly we work for organizations - these organizations require plans
- [Unless you are independently wealthy], you must work to a schedule
- If you don’t make your own schedules, somebody else will
- Then that person will control your work
Complete aside: Watts Humphrey, retired from IBM in 1980, once led Big Blue’s software development. His group “who had never before made a delivery schedule, did not miss a date for the next two and a half years.” Also, see https://www.sei.cmu.edu/watts/