Monday, February 02, 2009

Jeff and Joel Say Quality Really Doesn't Matter That Much. Uncle Bob Disagrees

Joel Spolsky has a transcript of part of a podcast with Jeff Atwood where they say various odd things about software development, including:

  • "And I find, sadly, to be completely honest with everybody listening, quality really doesn't matter that much, in the big scheme of things."
  • Robert C. Martin's SOLID principles sound like "extremely bureaucratic programming that came from the mind of somebody that has not written a lot of code, frankly."
  • And, "The longer I think about this, the less I care about code hygiene issues."

Robert C. "Uncle Bob" Martin gives them a much-deserved ass-reaming in his response.