Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Be a software gardener

RT @oisin RT @jdrumgoole: You are not a software engineer you are a software gardener <-- Really liked this.

This may be wise at many levels, maybe worth considering them.

What is the relationship between the design and the implementation?
Is the implementation ever finished?
Is the design ever finished?
Is resilience a function of the environment rather than the design?
What is the environment?
What about the totality of relationships with other gardens, our knowledge, our tools, technique, practice, the way we organise?
Does it hold for 'we' style gardeners (teams) versus 'I' style gardeners (sole architects - hmm am ambivalent about other meanings fore that!)