July 29, 2011


Filed under: Software Blog — marcstober @ 5:32 pm

Yet Another Article Comparing Software Development To Building A Bridge:

What Happened to Software Engineering? – Developer.com

This is just the latest one example; liberally paraphrasing, it’s always the same: ‘Bridge building is so cheap and easy, there’s no excuse for programming not to be even cheaper and easier.’

Seems to me this meme is an insult to both software developers and civil engineers. Then again, it’s mostly perpetrated by people who expect software and bridges to magically appear without paying for them. Or worse, by someone trying to sell technical products and services without hiring enough technical talent.