Month: March 2005

Code it twice?

Laurent Bossavit asks if developers have seen the following effects when rewriting code from scratch… Rewriting the code takes much less time than the first time around Rewriting the code is a lot easier than the first time around The rewritten code is better factored, more readable than that lost I’ve seen all three of

C2 Wiki Wars

“Trust – This is at the core of wiki. Trust the people, trust the process, enable trust-building. ~ Anonymous (C2 Wiki)” This lofty principle isn’t working well for the Wiki that started it all, the C2 Wiki. According to the site: “It would appear that trust has now broken down. People are accusing others of

What is Agility?

I’m asking the question specifically in the context of software development although it’s useful to consider the meaning of the word in common usage. The dictionary definition of agile is “characterized by quickness, lightness, and ease of movement; nimble” and doesn’t include an important aspect: quality. A quality result achieves the goal of the action