Well said. And it's not just for extending thinking to new areas, it's mandatory within the development process itself. Being able to debug quickly, develop test coverage and refactor efficiently requires that deeper level of understanding.
But it looks like management really blew it. Will be a cold day before investors warm up to it again.
"Test" refers to if(foo). "Document" refers to printf(...).
When both are frantically performed hundreds of times at 2am the night before going gold, that's called "coverage".
Don't know, not much of a history buff. So was just curious if you had a citation about the etymology of the term.
Regarding changing the term in common language, as an old fart I tend to not pay attention to political correctness efforts like that. If the change shows up in the USPTO trademark database then I'll consider changing the usage. Until then, it sounds to me like a bunch of old women arguing about Sally's new boyfriend over Sunday tea.
I must be missing something. According to Wikipedia, the term "Democratic Party" goes back to 1828. Are you saying it was Andrew Jackson who used it as a political strategy?
And to be honest, I didn't even know there was an effort to change the term to "Democrat Party". Is that a cable news/talk radio thing?
Hang on a second. Microsoft is a proprietary software vendor and will attack anything that jeopardizes their revenue stream. They're putting the "free candy" sign on the outside of their van based on a business decision, not because they want to create some warm and fuzzy community effort (i.e. actually give out free candy!).
It's in their DNA to only promote things that will further generating revenue because their shareholders require it (and rightfully so, they are the owners).
Point being, they must have opened up that other stuff because some competitive threat existed, or there was a sound basis that it would create further lock-in and recurring revenue down the road. It doesn't follow that future software releases like this must be opened just because they opened other pieces of their software portfolio.
Except for the chocolate star topology. It does look identical to...
a chocolate star.