November 19, 2004

Benefits of writing software quickly

Made in USA - Another essay by Paul Graham. Worth a read. (from ziggy)

In software, paradoxical as it sounds, good craftsmanship means working fast. If you work slowly and meticulously, you merely end up with a very fine implementation of your initial, mistaken idea. Working slowly and meticulously is premature optimization. Better to get a prototype done fast, and see what new ideas it gives you.
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