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The Design of Design: A Book Review

Everyone who thinks about what it takes to create great products needs to read The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist.  Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., author of The Mythical Man-Month, has released this inspiring collection of essays about the nature of design.  By Brooks’ definition, design includes the notion of intent and definition of goals, requirements, and implementation choices.  Everyone responsible for creating products, but with fewer than Brooks’ five decades of experience really needs to read The Design of Design.

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Flashback: A Year Ago This Week on Tyner Blain [2006-12-08]

A look back at the best from a year ago.

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Software Silver Bullet

“I believe the hard part of building software to be the specification, design, and testing of this conceptual construct,[...] If this is true, building software will always be hard. There is inherently no silver bullet.” – Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. 1987