Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Creating Healthy Craftsmen

There's been a healthy debate over on the software craftsmanship mailing list about what craftsmanship means in the context of software development. I've been a proponent of, among other things, some set of standards by which a practitioner's capabilities can be measured. That's been unpopular, as you might imagine.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Documentation in the wild

I just started a new project.  I has no documentation except the code.

In this particular project, this is generally a Good Thing--the code in question is clear, well written, and (ahem) completely without comments.  I'm not having a lot of trouble understanding it, overall, because it really is very good code.  But... I've spent 2 days trying to figure out how one important feature works.


'Nuff said.