Following Richard's "HTML is crap" post this got me thinking about the real underlying message of his post. Yes technology has moved on a lot in recent years to the point where old reasons for choosing those [HTML applications] types of application have largely gone. However this isn't the first or the last time software people will have this frustration and here's why: too many business people come with software solutions and not business problems! I've no idea why this has happened other than some mistaken idea that software is easy and business is hard. In my experience when customers bring me software solutions rather than business problems the final software solutions I'm able to deliver to them are invariably poorer than they should be. So the next question is how can we stop people bringing us their half-baked solutions...
- ▼ November (4)