Requirements in Cocktail Recipes

I have a friend who is a chemist.  She once said that everybody can cook, but that chemists are the best cooks.  Why?  Because chemists can follow recipes really well – after all, that’s what they do all day long.  They mix precise amounts of chemicals in well-defined manner and perform processes on them by the book, to ensure repeatable results.  Now, what does that have to do with requirements engineering?

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Bloat!

Interesting commentary over at InfoQ in regard to keeping the line-of-code count low.  It’s based on a  Steve Yegge post

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