Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The simple life

Came across this article http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/wi-arch27.html by Mikko Kontio about keeping it simple. This is a great article to read if you are thinking of starting up your own buisness and/or are a enthusiastic developer looking for something more than writing copious amounts of code.

For the business people

"If you can't explain a strategy in five minutes, it's too complicated and probably won't work."

How many times have we seen that one in action in the workplace? Manager stands up for a half hour 'indroduction' and why the company is doing so and so and how we are ment to implement that particular strategy... the meeting turns into a q/a session at the end and drags into the next hours ... shouldn't that be ringing alarm bells ??

And for the Developers

Some customers are ready to pay for quality software that has only a fraction of the features that other applications have, so long as the software works exceptionally well and the features are relevant to their needs.

There is no need to add features that arn't core to the product and that only a small percentage of user will actually use. The larger the product the more bugs created and the harder it is to test.

Now why didn't they teach us this stuff at uni??

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