06 January 2016

The Funniest Story Ever Told

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
-- George Santayana

Every now again, not nearly so much recently as years past, I visit Artima in search of code nuggets. Most often these are horse droppings, being as how they're the fruit of client-centric coders. Today brings one of the funniest posts I've ever seen.
the switch we made on the Brackets project from Scrum to Kanban

For those who've not been regular readers, a reminder: years ago I took some workshops with W. Edwards Deming, widely regarded as the savior of Japanese manufacturing after WWII. His notion of QA amounted to: do it right the first time, and monitor production with rudimentary descriptive stat measures. It worked. The Japanese named a QA award after him. At about the same time Toyota developed a production process they called Kanban. In the 70s and 80s, when America still made some stuff, it was (along with the related JIT concept) promoted as the Magic Bullet.

It seems kiddie koders have re-invented yet another wheel. I suppose they'll lay claim to ACID once that becomes de rigueur in NoSql files. The gall.

No comments: