[clug] Software Engineering

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Sat Sep 2 22:10:11 GMT 2006

On Sat, Sep 02, 2006 at 08:32:05AM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org> wrote:
> > If you want to write
> > programs for the space shuttle, you're going to need to be able
> > understand technical diagrams and the formulae that go with it.
> For the specific example of the space shuttle, not true. Their software
> development practises are very rigid and the guys who write the software
> just turn very precise and complete specifications into code. The guys
> who write the specifications probably need to understand the electronic
> engineering, but the code monkeys could very nearly be automated.

I see. So the guy with the IT degree is the code monkey, and guy with
the engineering degree gets to understand what's actually going on.

Who's job is safer, do you think? :)

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to litigate.
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