Improving Wetware

Because technology is never the issue

Professionalism and Engineering

Posted by Pete McBreen 19 Jan 2007 at 02:46

Been thinking about how craftsmanship interacts with professionalism and engineering. Real engineers seem to have professionalism sorted, in that they have personal accountability and responisibility for their work.

Software developers do not have that yet because we know that our stuff may/will crash. Indeed most software licences state that there is no guaranteee that the sofwtare will even work.

Reality vs. Theory

Posted by Pete McBreen 14 Jan 2007 at 10:58

In software development, the reality about what is happeing often disagrees with theory as Michael Riddle points out.