[codecraft] Welcome, everyone!

Philip Durbin philipdurbin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 20:00:43 EDT 2015

This is not to say that we don't like cool tricks, of course. :)

In practice, I've been emailing Michael interesting stuff but I'm a big
believer in maximizing the value of my keystrokes* so now other people can
jump in with comments or new topics.

In recent years IRC has been an outlet for me for chatting about
programming but Michael caught me at a moment of weakness. I had just read
the paper at http://people.csail.mit.edu/axz/mailinglists.html and I think
a mailing list could work. It was interesting to read how much people hold
back on mailing lists but that they want more discussion. I probably won't
hold back here and I encourage others to do the same.

What are you working on? What's been interesting lately? What do you want
to work on some day? Are you still having fun? :)


* http://blog.codinghorror.com/maximizing-the-value-of-your-keystrokes/

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 4:46 AM, Michael Bar-Sinai <mich.barsinai at icloud.com
> wrote:

> Hello world! (\n)
> Civil Engineering has been around since before Stonehenge. Mechanical
> engineering has been around since when they've invented the wheel (if not
> before). Software engineering goes all the way back to 1950*. All this to
> say that it's okay for us software engineers to still be asking what is it
> that we are doing and what is the proper way of doing it. At this point,
> software engineering is more of a craft than a classic engineering
> discipline.
> We (Phil and me) intend this list to be a place for discussion about the
> craft of code and the process of building software. This may not be the
> best place to discuss "a cool trick in Javascript", but it is the place to
> discuss "a cool trick in Javascript that allows for new ways of building
> ${whatever}".
> We are in the trenches of software engineering, looking up, asking
> ourselves "why?", "what?", "how?", and, most importantly," are we having
> fun yet?".
> -- Michael
> *The actual term coined by Margaret Hamilton in 1968 for the first
> "software engineering" conference, sponsored by NATO.
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