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Posts Tagged ‘real world constraints’

In the real world

  • we don’t get to choose Ruby just because we want to
  • we don’t have time to implement perfect solutions
  • we don’t go back and fix ugly but working code
  • the second law of thermodynamics always holds
  • copy/paste and singleton are not the root of all evil
  • Java/C++/Perl are not dying
  • we still need to write code that works in IE
  • for most programmers IDEs are better than emacs or vim
  • two journeyman programmers are better than one rockstar

And in blogworld bloggers often forget that the plural of anecdote is not data.

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