It is possible to write software that solves real business problems, cheaply and reliably. The recipe is well known, even though it's not easy to do.
I am a software developer. I'm happy to work as a programmer for ThoughtWorks, mostly in the Milano area. I used to teach at the Università dell'Insubria.
I find myself wanting to talk about the things I learned from Redmond,
but I almost don't know where to begin. But perhaps this will suffice:
before computers were anything that existed outside academia and
government, Redmond taught me about UI. He taught me about the
importance of graphical representation of information, how showing
could be vastly more important than explaining
, how a clever visual
system could transform a game from mediocrity to fascination.
obituary for Redmond A. Simonsen (my emphasis)