My Total Novice Experience: Ruby on Rails with Locomotive

I'm going to spare you the discussion on what Ruby on Rails is and why you'd want to use it. Lots of other people have covered that. A quick word...

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NYTimes: User hacking leading to product innovation

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/25/business/yourmoney/25Proto.html?_r=1&oref=slogin Summary: Let advanced users hack on your products. They will come up with innovations that you didn't think of. This stands up nicely to an economic interpretation too: If...

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Software specs are not the enemy.

The fact that a lot of organizations cram unreasonable, un-vetted features into the spec and call it a "spec" is not a problem with specs. It is an organizational problem. Blaming the existence of specs for problems caused by bad management is not fair to the spec.

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