development process

Perfections and the Business Cycle

Location: Salon E
April 19th, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Poet and critic Paul Valéry got to the heart of the relationship between art and business when he wrote, in 1922, “[For lovers of perfection], a work is never finished...but abandoned,” the act of abandonment being “the result of weariness or an obligation to deliver.” We software developers are, in the main, lovers of perfection--and we are subject to both weariness and pressure to deliver, forces that militate against at least some of our aspirations to perfection in our work. In one sense, software must be perfect--it must run flawlessly--or it is nothing. But practitioners of the art of programming

David A. Black

Author, The Well-Grounded Rubyist