“Everyone is busy building stuff for right now, today, rarely for tomorrow. But it would be nice to also have stuff that lasts a little longer than that.... You don’t have to be a genius to write fast programs. There’s no magic trick. The only thing required is not building on top of a huge pile of crap that modern toolchain is.”

—Nikita Prokopov, “Software disenchantment”, retrieved from http://tonsky.me/blog/...

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    Nice read. I often feel like that, and I suspect I’m also part of the problem.
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    @HughRant we all are at some point — but we rarely have an option in today’s market. I’ve seen engineers punished for not delivering, but I’ve never seen a sales person punished for selling something that is impossible or completely unfeasible.
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    @blockchaintacos It’s funny that I never really looked at it that way. I just assume that I’m doing a hackjob because I suck, which may be the case sometimes, but really I’m just coping with an estimate made by someone who suck even more.
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    If deadlines didn't exist and last-minute projects didn't always pop into my inbox, then sure, I'd build stuff to last. But right now I'm busy changing the tires on a car that is driving at 100 mph. And the car is also on fire.
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