"You lot aren't programmers. You're just coders."
The title of the article is "The End of Bloatware: the Return of Programming's Golden Age?" and it is subtitled, "We've been spoiled by years of abundant RAM. But events could conspire to bring back a healthy respect for lean code."
I've been talking a lot with people over the past month or so about software quality -- what it means, what it doesn't mean; what it is and what it isn't. This article hit home. It's a significant piece of the puzzle.
- If you're designing software, you should read this.
- If you're writing code, you should read this.
- If you rely on people who do either of the above to earn a living, you should read this.
- If you purchase software to use as a part of earning a living, you should read this.
- If you use software for fun or pleasure, you should read this
Really. Read it.