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You can't design and build a big system and expect it to work. You have to grow it from a smaller version that works.

Conway's Law Discussed in The Mythical Man-Month. Layered organizations produce software with layered architectures, etc. Conway's original formulation in 1968 was: If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a four-pass compiler

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks

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Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve C McConnell

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Creating a Software Engineering Culture by Karl Eugene Wiegers

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posted by MTri at: http://www.asp.net/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?tabindex=1&PostID=42260 To illustrate the difference, a bad lazy programmer sits on his a$ all day and does nothing where as a good lazy programmer takes advantage of structured programming, OOP, patterns, etc, etc to build code that is efficient, reusable, easy to read and debug. This type of person may not seem lazy at first glance but in reality is saving him or herself hours of grief in the long term.

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Notice on the office wall of an industrial software manager, 1970 [October 6, 1994]

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[The Principle of Least Astonishment] (User Interfaces) Contributed by several readers

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in an attempt to justify some bad code. When I am asked for progress on whatever I'm developing, I sometimes say in a serious voice, "It's working as coded", it's amazing how many people are happy with that.

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Which means spending a lot of time regularly to check you are indeed backing up all the necessary data, and you know how to restore them, since each application requires a specific procedure.

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Spokesperson for 7-11 after Y2K-related failure of their credit card processing on 2001-01-01

Amara's Law. This was put forth by Roy Amara of the Institute for the Future. It is sometimes called Saffo's law or Clarke's law.

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- Any Typical Programming Manager Used as an example development philosophy in Code Complete, Chapter 3: Prerequisites to Construction.

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Gilb's Law

Peopleware : Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd Ed. by Tom Demarco, Timothy R. Lister

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- Gilb's Principle of Fuzzy Targets. As quoted in Software Metrics: A Rigorous and Practical Approach, page 10.

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Proverb - Found in a Linux fortunes file.

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Menu of Restaurant Antoine, New Orleans. Quoted by Fredrick Brooks in The Mythical Man-Month, as an example of another profession which takes time to produce first-rate results.

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Thompson's Rule for First-Time Telescope Makers From More Programming Pearls: Confessions Of A Coder.

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The proverb is proverbial, of course. The application of the proverb to programming comes from The Mythical Man-Month, Essay 12: Sharp Tools.

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Proverb. The point being that you should get more tools. Metaphorically, that is.

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Proverbial. This one has often been applied to maintenance programming.

Programming Proverb From wikiquote.org.

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Programming Proverb. Found in a Linux fortunes file. It's a joke. If you don't understand it, you might want to learn more Fortran.

From Gerald Weinberg's "Understanding the Professional Programmer", What Are the Paradigms for a Professional Programmer?, page 15 in the paperback printing.

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It has often happened in the software world, as in Visicalc vs. Lotus 123, etc

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Publilus

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks

ISBN: 0201835959 This book is available from Amazon

Romer's Rule. As quoted in Gerald Weinberg's "Understanding the Professional Programmer", What a Programmer Needs in Order to Change, page 67 in the paperback printing.

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Poor Richard's Almanac

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks

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Mark Miller's Law of Irrevocable Subdivision As quoted in Computer Lib, 1987 printing, page 40.

Lieutenant Colonel Walt Weir Quoted in More Programming Pearls, Column 6: Bumper-Sticker Computer Science. This is 'The Maintainer's Motto'.

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Ad for Microsoft Visual Studio.

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Meaning that if it seems hard you should spend time making it simple: either by understanding it better, by rephrasing it or by limiting (or extending) the scope.

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