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Just pointing out that your monetary motivation might not works as well as you'd expect.
I know what you mean. It's really more about _ownership_ than it is money. I've developed my own projects that have never made any money but I'm 100% invested in them. Money was the easiest (and maybe funniest) way to explain it.
*** every iteration you reduce the amount of code you need to maintain
I totally agree with that. Sometimes I say, "the best solution may include no code at all" and people think that is strange for a developer, but code is not a panacea -- and as you know it often causes more problems.
Reducing code is always a great idea.
There is separation on software projects because no project is the primary focus of most of the people involved in it. Project owners have their management or other jobs to do, users have their main jobs to do, even the UX and coders have other projects they are working on. You can't get all these people in the same room at the same time all day every day. But if you can get them together in the same room at the same time for an hour or two every day, or twice a week or so, I think the project would be much more likely to succeed.
If you think 'goto' is evil, try writing an Assembly program without JMP.
Key to success is QUALIFIED developers (not an indian "seniors" with 1 year of experience) + FULL ATTENTION TO FEEDBACK. Last one never ever considered seriously in every company. Every "top" thinks "he rules" and just f** any opinion he doesn't like. FIRE HIM, he works AGAINST the company!
Software is not made for developers - it made for USERS. But exactly users are who listened the last! WTF??
If your manager/support/dev doesn't read every single feedback - he lose important info. If he cannot understand what user needs, he is clown occupying wrong position. Every feedback should produce idea or feature, there is no "empty feedback"!
This is why MS rolling down - everybody there thinks they are smarter than users. And they think they can round the Earth in their direction. MS will be destroyed in 5 years, they are not players anymore.
Software is not made for developers - it made for USERS.
I agree 100%. It is obvious that this rule is ignored very often because I run into so much software which:
Does Not Work:
1 the way you (user) expects
2 have the functionality that you (user) needs
3 loses the data you typed on the screen
4 will not let you move to the next section or form because some hidden (to user) element is not filled out, but is also not obvious
I seen a post on Facebook about this the other day, something along the lines of: "I can't believe I am nearly 30 and have only just realised that hold your horses means to be stable". The post had 100k+ comments of people saying "OMG, I can't believe I didn't know this until now either!".
This seems to be quite a common trend (from my observations), posts claiming that X means Y, and as we all (should) know by now, the internet people believe what the internet people are told... no questions asked.
Soon, if not already, half the internet will believe "hold your horses" means to be stable, and good luck trying to convince those people they are wrong. So it will naturally just become a fact that 'everyone' knows is correct.
Or maybe you could just create a counter-post and un-convince them of this 'fact', they are very easily swayed...
I like to drop a hint if people are really struggling.
Either an alternative clue for the same answer or just a general push towards how the clue is broken between definition/wordplay. Nothing to give it away but enough to reduce the chances of having the same person setting it for days on end.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
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