Craftsmanship

There seems to be an increasing amount of discussion about software craftsmanship but what is it?

Thanks to Robert C. Martin for this great presentation about what it means to be a professional craftsman.

I’m sending this to everyone I can think of so I should let you know. This is recommended viewing for anyone who considers them-self a professional developer, software engineer or dare I say it craftsman.

In the presentation you will hear ‘Uncle Bob’ suggest that we have finally reached the point where we can discuss our profession. He goes on to talk of a variety of practices that have evolved to form the lynch pins of that profession. These include design principles, testing and my favourite, the following comment regarding defects:

Expecting QA to find bugs is unprofessional.

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