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There is so little of substance in Jon's blog that, it it were software, it would be called vaporware.

He starts with this gem: "I hate almost all software. It’s unnecessary and complicated at almost every layer..." Example? Nope.

And then he quickly follows up with: "It really, truly, is all crap. And it’s so much worse than anybody realizes..." Example? Nope.

From these self-serving criticisms, Jon lets fly with some really wild claims: "The industry has backed itself into a corner..." Huh? What does that mean? You mean we locked ourselves into Turing machines too early?

Then we are treated to this non-explanation: "...coders ... are in a collective state of angry ferment." I guess I would be angry, too, if I had to read this kind of bullcrap very often.

Probably my favorite non-sequitur: "The more you test software, the worse it will be."

Jon spends much of the blog flopping around, castigating first a language, then an IDE, and then a development methodology. He ends up with this head-spinner: "...the state of the art isn’t great; but it’s important to recognize that it’s a lot better than it used to be.... Today’s software is generally a mess, yes, but the important thing is that we’re moving in the right direction." And what direction would that be? Who knows, Jon doesn't see fit to tell us. Hopefully it will calm the ruffled feathers of all the angry coders.

I think Jon may be having a tough time getting back into the swing of things. He evidently thinks all you have to do to attract coders to your blog is to flap your arms and make moronic pronouncements.
Best wishes,
Hans


[Hans Dietrich Software]

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