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Yes, snarky. Actually, I totally forgot to click on the "joke" icon.
I feel like I should pay attention cause you have creds.
Dang, you are TOO nice. OK, here goes:
Software Development is the process, partly art, partly science, in which a repeatable (albeit possibly highly complex) process (notice the fractalization?) is analyzed sufficiently such that the process can be reproduced in code, including accounting for random events such as user input.
A bit more than the 140 character limit, but it's hard to get the entire concept whittled down to its bare essentials.
 I should get brownie points for what I think is actually the first serious answer you've gotten. [/edit]
First "serious" answer here. I appreciate that this is the Lounge and Jokes are pretty normal. I really did not get it as a Joke, and still don't. I appreciate that people here think twitter is a Joke, just as people on stack overflow think that Code Project is a joke. At least those that have heard of Code Project. I tend not to pay attention to what is common knowledge.
In any situation there are any number of things that are obvious, intuitive and wrong.
Despite my 30+ years in the industry I am not naive to the fact that there are corners I have not spent time in. I am wondering about other peoples experience. The idea of using twitter came from:
1) The twitter discussion between Ron Jefferies [^], Robert Martin [^] and Gregory Brown Gregory Brown (@practicingdev) | Twitter[^] about Uncle Bob's Programmers OathClean Coder Blog[^]. Obviously missed it when it originally came out.
2) I did not think most people would put in the time to write a "complete" answer just for my curiosity.
3) I wanted to hear from people that I do not know. Obviously I can ask my friends and co-workers.
4) I believe there is power in forcing oneself to be concise.
5) I do not have sufficient interest to read even 15 pages from each of my friends on the subject, much less from a larger audience.
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time
In the case of people like Marc, Griff, and JSOP (and others -- you're not unnoticed, but I'm a lazy typist), you publish articles that help others, and help others fix problems that they've been struggling with.
The only exclusive cliques I've seen in CP are based on religion, which -- although intolerable --is the same everywhere, and is best ignored.
Don't knock guys who are doing so much to actually help their fellow devs.
Take a poke at me, instead. All I do is talk bollocks, and I'm always happy to have a barney.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
Software Development is for people who have a life and imagination. It's not for twitter-heads.
Decrease the belief in God, and you increase the numbers of those who wish to play at being God by being “society’s supervisors,” who deny the existence of divine standards, but are very serious about imposing their own standards on society.-Neal A. Maxwell
You must accept 1 of 2 basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not alone. Either way, the implications are staggering!-Wernher von Braun
... a great way to meet girls. Girls who signed up for a programming class accidently. And then realized that they couldn't do it (note that this does not include the great many female developers who actually rock!). Then realized that there were a bunch of guys eager to help them.
Honestly this was a lark, and I have already spent more time explaining it then I had planned. I thought it was interesting and wanted to know what others here (many with a great deal of experience and some with little experience) thought about what software development is.
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