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NewsSoftware quality beats delivery speed for most developers Pin
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On the serious side: Too many academic style developers have no idea about what the customer really needs. They insist on absolutely everything being toally perfect according to every academic principle ever thought up. The customer cries for "something that solves my problem - now!", but the academic developer says "We are not going to give you that even if we could, because that solution will lack perfectness according to some academic disciplines!"

I have worked with some developers of that class. And argued with a lot of that class. What made IBM more or less supreme in some markets in the 1960s-70s is not that they provided perfect solutions, but provided solutions that were good enough, and that with a reasonable margin. Microsoft has repeated that: They have, in a number of market segments, been big for the last 20-30 years not because they are perfect, but good enough (once more: with a reasonable margin). A major part of the critisism against MS (as it was against IBM) is that they are far from perfect. Which is true. By some criteria, Linux is closer to the perfect ... but unable to provide to the non-programmer user what solves his problem now (that is, without having to wait for some other successful windows application to clone).

Don't let the best block the road for the good. But we too often do. We do not listen to what the customers really need but let our own ideas of perfection stand in the way of what would solve the user's problem. To say it bluntly: Having to restart your machine is a far more essential problem to developers than to users! (I restart my car whenever I manage to kill the engine. As long as no expert car driver is sitting in the passenger seat shaking his head, it doesn't bother me to turn the ignition key for half a second. .. I have a somewhat problematic driveway for backing up into.)
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NewsC# steps up programming language popularity ladder Pin
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NewsMicrosoft starts notifying users if Windows 10 2004 is blocked Pin
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NewsWindows 10: Microsoft now credits maker of package manager it 'copied' – but offers no apology Pin
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