Grady Booch and friends on the new reality for software developers
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Please take a look at this great talk I'm watching live at IBM Impact. Grady Booch and friends are talking about history of development and the new reality of developing software.
The key takeaways for me was the pressure and level of complexity developers are facing in the current era of computing. I remember testing applications for 3 browsers and 2 operating systems built with three or so programming languages. Today developers need to be fluent in 4,5,6 even as many as 10 different languages. I cannot imagine testing today's apps in the same waterfall fashion that we did back in the day, all at once at the end of the release, with no virtualization and no agile practices like continuous integration and testing.
Watch the video here: