Weblog May 2007


The Skeptical Software Development Manifesto        

We are always interested in claims to the invention of better ways of developing software. However we consider that claimants carry the burden of proving the validity of their claims. We value:

* Predictability over novelty
* Empirical evidence over anecdotal evidence
* Facts and data over rhetoric and philosophy

That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

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26-May-2007 23:50


I for one welcome our new chess overlords        

A while ago, I took Jeff Attwood to task about his analysis of the current state of chess and computers. I claimed that the chess machines such as Hydra and chess programs such as Deep Fritz are now starting to crush all human opposition.

So what happened?

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26-May-2007 18:45