All the posts tagged #systems

2022-02-22
What makes Functional Programs and Systems "Functional"?

In which we ponder the Functional Nature of Life, The Universe, and Everything. Please feel free to follow through the weeds, or jump straight to the bottom for my 2 nano BTC on the matter. (Or my current state of mind, at any rate.)


2022-02-11
people > culture > values > strategy > technology

Technology is—and ought to be—the /byproduct/ of far more important, powerful, and deep-rooted aspects of organisations — including wholesale societies. The pandemic of technology-solutionism gleefully embraced and amplified by all and sundry makes me believe that people seem to have decided it's the other way around.


2022-01-20
Technical Debt is really Software Debt. And it's a AAA-rated CDO.

I've long struggled with the <b>Technical</b> Debt metaphor. It was immediately useful when I first heard it. I still think it is useful, albeit as a starting point. The more I worked with software, the more infuriatingly incomplete it started to feel. So I've reframed it as <b>Software</b> Debt, for myself. Here's what I'm thinking.


2022-01-20
How To Not Die By A Thousand Cuts. Or, How To Think About Software Quality.

Not a weighty meandering 300 page Zen dialogue on Motorcycle Maintenance. Merely a meandering blog post in which one contemplates <em>Quality</em> of software products.


2021-11-13
Systems, Scale, Value

Creating things is a delicate endeavour, fraught with peril. People struggle forward through crazy marketplace and environmental complexities just to get from one day to the other. Yet I can't shake off the feeling that we make it harder for ourselves than it should be. I've been trying to work out why. There's a lot to unpack. This post is a start at thinking about it in public.