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Joel A. Adams commented on Joel A. Adams's blog post What I am thinking about software development
"That would be very cool. Banking software, I know, uses lots of built-in configuration to allow each bank to have a custom looking system. The person who figures out the right amount of easy configuration to give the users the options they need…"
Sep 8, 2009
D. André Dhondt commented on Joel A. Adams's blog post What I am thinking about software development
"Interesting. If software is going to be sold more often as "one standard version is sold to many customers" then we have to reconcile that with the trend of ultra-customization: lean makes it affordable to support many, many products, and…"
Sep 8, 2009
Joel A. Adams commented on Joel A. Adams's blog post What I am thinking about software development
"Devon is a staffing company, and not a very big one now. And, yes, there is my sampling bias. ten years ago we were five times larger and did huge amounts of work for end using companies like pharmaceuticals and banking. Now our customers consist of…"
Sep 8, 2009
D. André Dhondt commented on Joel A. Adams's blog post What I am thinking about software development
"Just curious--could this perspective be influenced by sampling bias? I know my response is--I've worked almost my entire career for in-house custom software projects, and my customers have felt their tailored software easily justified the…"
Sep 8, 2009
Joel A. Adams posted a blog post

What I am thinking about software development

To some extent, the golden age of software development is over. Starting in the 1960's and going at least through 1999, most companies and corporations spent a large proportion of their IT budgets developing and maintaining their own software. This was a time when the number of software developers expanded from near zero to millions of people in the US and many millions more around the world.That expansion is now over. I believe that the absolute number of software development positions may not…See More
Sep 4, 2009
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What I am thinking about software development

Posted on September 4, 2009 at 10:45am 4 Comments

To some extent, the golden age of software development is over. Starting in the 1960's and going at least through 1999, most companies and corporations spent a large proportion of their IT budgets developing and maintaining their own software. This was a time when the number of software developers expanded from near zero to millions of people in the US and many millions more around the world.

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