The break-dancing chicken
Stevey Yegge has a long
post rant about agile programming on his blog. It's a long post but it's funny as hell.
... I only had one high-level takeaway, one marketing message I wanted to get out to developers everywhere: It's OK to say No to Agile....
Well, any time you find a community whose overall Humor Level is rated at "Homeland Security", it's a pretty good indicator that you don't ever want to have to deal with them. Ever.
As I've done for a great many other programming languages, I've bashed on Perl's technical weaknesses at length in the past. To my continued amazement, the Perl folks are the only ones who never get upset. They just say "Haha, yeah, boy, you're right, it sure is ugly. Heh. Yeah, so, um, anyway, I'm going to get back to work now..." It's awesome. I've gained so much respect for them. It's almost enough to make me go back to programming in Perl.
It's all fun and games until someone loses a testiclelink