Tuesday, July 28, 2009

software engineering is really about programming avoidance

just reading the very amusing "Head First Design Patterns" book by Freeman&Freeman (freemen) _ basically, as far as I can tell, all of software engienening is about deferred gratification, or in other words, putting off the real work as long as possible - i.e. avoiding programming if it costs you the earth...

this means that by definition we should never ever ever teach Software Engineeing
becuase no-one learning it would ever do any programming, and so they'd never know why you need software engineering (doh)

maybe we need a new OO paradigm called Manana - the ultimate in late binding...

meanwhile, I am trying out this excellent book on python programming on an 11 year old kid in my house - he's on chapter 3 in 1 day...awesome!

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