15 March 2010

Great Lies: "Design" vs. "Construction" | Architects Zone

Great Lies: "Design" vs. "Construction" | Architects Zone
In the building trades there are architects, engineers and construction crews. In manufacturing, there are engineers and factory labor. In these other areas, there's a clear distinction between design and construction. Software must be the same. Right?

The analogy is fatally flawed because there is no "construction" in the creation of software. Software only has design. Writing code is -- essentially -- design work.

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