Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship

The Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship has been published. Go read it and sign it!

I’m thrilled to see something like this come out. I know from my own experience the tendency to just hack it and go on, and then the abuse/distortion of agile ideas to justify such sloppiness. Or the atitude that “I’m just a code monkey” that disavows any ultimate responsibility for the overall success of the project.

I look forward to the time when professionalism and craftsmanship are the norm in our profession, just as they are among lawyers, doctors, architects, engineers, musicians, etc.

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