Why can’t we simply add a button that does X?

Lightning Talk | Brian Vermeer, Snyk

How hard is it to add feature Y, and why does it take so long? These are questions engineers need to handle regularly. Often, people without the appropriate skill set question the answer supplied by the engineers.

If we build a physical structure, we all understand that we cannot endlessly build new things on top of the existing parts. However, when building software, we magically expect we do. We made it an art to build crappy software and still make it look shiny on the outside.

Making the impossible work with minimal resources is a great accomplishment by our engineers. But what if… Let me show you how all of us make the same mistake over and over again.

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October 21, 2020
| By Brian Vermeer