{ by david linsin }

January 15, 2007

Cooking Software

Kitchens and Fast Food Factories (like MacDonald's) are places where meals are prepared. Both contain all of the tools and ingredients needed to prepare meals, and both provide the space necessary to prepare meals. They share a lot in common, but they are also fundamentally different.
Software comes in all sizes, shapes and flavors (so to speak)... Some software is "Kitchen-ish" and some is "Fast Food Factory-ish". Think Microsoft Office vs. Turbo Tax. Ad-Hoc creation vs. guidance through a Structured Process.

Great analogy about software development. I've been following John Reynold's blog for quite some time now, he comes up with a lot of good analogies or examples on how to develop software with business requirements in mind.



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