All About the Duct-Tape Programmer

by Krishna on October 1, 2009

The programming blogosphere exploded to Joel Spolsky’s controversial article “The Duct Tape Programmer” which, as Joel said on Twitter, was meant to provoke people:

Of course, nobody would read that or link to it. So I have to embellish. “Duct tape” instead of “simple, well-understood tools.”

I was planning to write on it, but couldn’t as I was suffering from an earache and unable to open the left side of my jaw. Anyway, let me temporarily link to some of the reactions online. Enjoy while I come back with a response if/when I recover.

This is probably one of the best discussions (in recent times) about software quality versus delivery times.

If I missed anybody, please add a link in the comments.

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