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<rant>
It is astounding to me how little things have actually changed. Like. Ever.

Software creation (don't like "engineering" or "development," try that on) has, in my experience beginning in the '70s, always suffered from silver-bullet-syndrome.
(See: No Silver Bullet - Wikipedia)

Example: Agile et al. was an answer to the perceived deficiencies of waterfall. It became THE hammer in a world of nails for many people.

The fact is, (ok, I admit, TO ME) all methodologies have their logical strengths and place; they aren't mutually exclusive and can be combined in a large project.

As someone mentioned above, there are so many languages! I would add: And Frameworks! And libraries! And IDEs! And, for that matter operating systems and db and server platforms!

Paradigms shift. I get that. But why the elephant do we need ALL these? Except to give creator$ and early adopter$ an edge.

Imagine how much time and money could have been saved over the decades if we'd settled for just a couple of languages with necessarily different strengths.
</rant>

[deep calming breath]

I just needed to get that out of my system.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
Cheers,
Mike Fidler

"I intend to live forever - so far, so good." Steven Wright
"I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met." Also Steven Wright
"I'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter." Steven Wright yet again.

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