The Makers of Things

The Makers of Things

Rands (AKA Michael Lopp) has a very thought provoking article on taking the long term view while undertaking new projects, using the example of early suspension bridges build in the USA:

The Makers of Things

These bridges stand as a physical testament to the ambition and determination of the people who undertook these projects, which were achieved in spite of the obvious scale of the problems they had to solve. The article reminds me of an earlier one by Joel Spolsky:

Good Software Takes Ten Years. Get Used To it.

I am now 3.5 years into developing the Alpha Framework and still have not made it to version 1.0 yet (although it is in beta usage on a number of sites, including this one). It is reassuring to know though that I still have 6.5 years to go before I have something good on my hands ;-)

John Collins

I have been writing about web technology and software development since 2001. I am the developer of the Alpha Framework for PHP. I love open source, technology, and economics. You can follow updates from this blog on Twitter.

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