Monday, March 25, 2013

Software Architecture: Art or Science?

In this episode, Russ and Bett take on opposing personas for the purpose of discussing whether software development is more art or science.  During the fun and lively debate, Bett takes a hard position that software is a scientific discipline, while Russ takes the position that it is an art.

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Reading  recommendations:
Bett's recommendation -- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Russ' book recommendation -- Mellon: An American Life by David Cannadine

Link to the article Russ mentioned as a footnote:
Computer AI Identifies Why Abstract Art Evokes Human Emotion?

Also, a very relevant essay by Paul Graham: "Hackers and Painters"

Daniel Cukier and Joseph Yoder's essay "The Artist in the Computer Scientist"

Link to the upcoming Developing Cloud Services Symposium in Tampa.

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