Re: What databases have taught me

From: Dmitry A. Kazakov <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 10:08:25 +0200
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On 25 Jun 2006 16:59:44 -0700, Marshall wrote:

> topmind wrote:

>> I suggest you try to focus on more practical issues, such as comparing
>> solutions to realistic scenarios rather than get bogged down in a
>> definition battle. When software design is turned into a science rather
>> than an art, then revisit definitions. Until then, stop bickering over
>> art.

> I think the idea of software as art is something of an
> anti-intellectual one.

"Irrational" would be a better word. There exist quite intelligent artists, you can't deny it.

To understand software design rationally is an intellectual challenge for CS. Calls to give up, to remain artisans, "reflexive developing" indeed smell anti-intellectual.

Dmitry A. Kazakov
Received on Mon Jun 26 2006 - 10:08:25 CEST

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