Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Oct 2005 20:27 UTC
Features, Office "No one makes bad software on purpose. No benevolent programmer has ever sat down, planning out weeks of work, with the intention of frustrating people and making them cry. Bad software, or bad anything, happens because making things is hard, making good things doubly so."
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RE[2]: BS.
by Sphinx on Tue 18th Oct 2005 14:02 UTC in reply to "RE: BS."
Sphinx
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2005-07-09

I'm sorry but reality is that is exactly why your customers will be suing you, what you're writing is shelfware. The three most, nay the only things that matter in software are performance, performance and performance. You don't get it by doing a crappy job on the code. How your product is written is how it performs is how people react to your product. It's all connected in the grand cycle of development.

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RE[3]: BS.
by dagw on Tue 18th Oct 2005 14:57 in reply to "RE[2]: BS."
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Performance is far from everything. Things like useability and features are far more important in many programs. If a program is a pain to use and doesn't have the features I need at the quality I expect I don't care how fast it is. You can have the most beautiful code in the world and still produce a program no one will want to use.

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RE[4]: BS.
by Sphinx on Tue 18th Oct 2005 16:25 in reply to "RE[3]: BS."
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

You are describing an application user interface of poor performance, all facets of the application must perform equally well, I stand by the rule.

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