My very talented and experienced colleague Ira was sharing his stories about the good old days ™, and inspired me to reflect on how very far we’ve come as an industry over a very sort time. Back in the day, this is how things worked.
You just had to get a good programming book, spend a few hours planning, organizing, and punching, and submitting the code, then you go away, wait two days, and come back to see the results.
We have come a very long way since then. Our languages are stronger, our tooling is better, the systems are more powerful. Everything we do has changed since then. In fact, you no longer have to be a programmer to get the code written! This is how it works now:
You just have to get a good Scrum team together, spend a few hours to planning, organizing, and clarifying the work, and then you can go away, wait two weeks, and come back to see the results.
Wait a second… didn’t I just say that?