It's imperative. Discuss.
Foremostly, Software Craftmanship is the title of a new book by Peter McBreen, Addison Wesley (2002) ISBN 0201733862
Craftsmanship has been around for centuries, and is all about craftsmen, journeymen, and apprentices all working together as a team.
I really like this book. McBreen's got a number of great takes that we should heed. Among them:
Large methodologies don't write software, people do.
Peer recognition and recommendations, not licensing and certification, are the route to better software.
Is the specialization inherent in software engineering a good idea?
Are less experienced software developers paid too much?
Should senior developers be paid more than almost anyone in their organization?
Should tools that are less than ten years old be used for long-term projects?
-- Steven Black
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