RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Software
YR 2013
VO 30
SP 16
TI In Defense of Boring
A1 Grady Booch,
K1 Complexity theory
K1 Software development
K1 intentional computing
K1 software
K1 complexity
K1 refactoring
K1 human computer interaction
AB On the one hand, we seek to build software-intensive systems that are innovative, elegant, and supremely useful. On the other hand, computing technology as a thing unto itself is not the place of enduring value, and therefore, as computing fills the spaces of our world, it becomes boring. And that's a very good and desirable thing. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/o8Ze4sVkBxE is an audio podcast of author Grady Booch reading his On Computing column, in which he discusses how the purpose of good software is to make the complex appear simple.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 0740-7459
LA English
DO 10.1109/MS.2013.54
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2013.54