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Investment vs. Cost

by Scott Whitmire When times get tough, revenues have a way of disappearing. Expenses, however, tend to stick around without deliberate and often painful action. The mantra is to “cut costs” or “drive costs out of the system” (these are not the same thing). During this cost-cutting process, the distinction is often made between a

Laziness as a Virtue in Software Architecture

Laziness may be one of the Seven Deadly Sins, but it can be a virtue in software development. As Matt Osbun observed: I often refer to myself as a lazy developer. Occurred to me that people might not get the reference. pic.twitter.com/zmjDZjkTd6— Matt Osbun (@MattOsbun) February 6, 2015 Robert Heinlein noted the benefits of laziness: