Getting software right

In the /. discussion I mentioned before about code optimization and development the were links to two rather interesting articles on the net. The first one "They Write the Right Stuff" is about the guys (and gals) who write the software for the space shuttle. It is a really interesting read. It does away with all the romantic images about software as being a creative art performed by snowboarding youngsters. If you want to write code that works then you have to grow up.
The other article, not as good as the first one but still worth a read, is about an ex Microsoft guy who trains software developers. The key thing for him it the team, and how it works. His training camp focuses on getting a team to work together, to have a common vision. The article is called "Drop and Code Me Twenty!".

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