From Stanford CS Professsor John Ousterhout: Today’s thought for the weekend is: the most important component of evolution is death. So I want to address that first at a biological level and then let’s pop up and talk about it at a societal level, Silicon Valley, and computer software. So, first, from an underlying biological […]

The Fifth-Year Plateau

The great thing about software is that you can teach yourself everything you need to know to become a moderately competent application developer. The problem is that once you get to around five years of experience, you’ve gotten about as far as you’re going to get on your own. You are probably the best person […]