Archive for February, 2013

On Systems Software

A prospective new college hire recently related an odd comment from his professor: systems programming is dead. I was nonplussed; what could the professor have meant? Systems is clearly very much alive. Interesting and important projects march under the banner of systems. But as I tried to construct a less emotional rebuttal, I realized I [...]





Posted on February 25, 2013 at 4:46 am by ahl · Permalink · 5 Comments
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The Holistic Engineer

The idea of the holistic engineer embodies the point of view that an engineer needs to consider the whole system, the whole body of work that makes a product successful. It bears no relation to holistic health — and it’s not some even newer age quackery. There are many specialist roles in the software industry — [...]





Posted on February 6, 2013 at 8:02 am by ahl · Permalink · One Comment
In: Software