Hate-driven Development

Quote of the day, c/o Jamie Zawinski:

“These days, almost all of my software is written out of anger. I used to program for fun, and then for convenience. Now, it’s motivated almost exclusively by rage.”

via Hatefuck hacking | jwz.

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Kevin Jarnot is a technologist who lives just South of Boston, MA. He is currently employed as Chief Technology Officer at DebtX, a financial services technology company based in Boston.
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One Response to Hate-driven Development

  1. tony says:

    I totally agree. It seems like i am always cleaning up some code mess and failure to fully catch the most basic of errors. I play chess and i program likewise. Yet, there are those who write, maybe nice, pretty, and simple code but forget to take into account when something goes out of range. I slip in a few lines of try-catch find the issue and get it fixed. Lots of programming gone awry because things grew and they did not do a quick structure change. To much duct tape and spackle. There is always programming catchup. There is always the priority’s list that never goes away. With money tight you end up doing the job of three people. It sucks and gets u upset quick. Especially dealing with people who want it yesterday and for nothing and know even less.

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