[Haskell-cafe] Market Place for Haskell development teams?

Curt Sampson cjs at starling-software.com
Wed Oct 7 19:49:34 EDT 2009

On 2009-10-02 09:04 -0600 (Fri), John A. De Goes wrote:

> I'm not saying Haskell is unstable. I'm saying that the attitude  
> expressed in the following quote is at odds with the needs of business:
> "And as far as something like dealing with a changing language and  
> libraries, the mainstream already has well-established and popular  
> techniques for doing just: agile development."

I don't know how much commercial experience you have, but I've been a
founder of two companies, CTO or CEO of several businesses, a "chief
architect" in a couple more, and consider myself as much a businessman
and manager as a developer.

The attitude you express is certainly common in many businesses, but
it's not the only way to run a successful business.

I won't go further here, since this kind of argument generally leads
into a, "no, what you do isn't possible" kind of flamewar, but I did
want to point this out here, so that others can know that, the attitude
John De Goes expresses, while comon, is not the only way busineses look
at the world.

I should note, too, the the agile development momement over the past
ten years has had and still does have exactly the same sort of attacks
on it, and yet has successfully moved into the mainstream and is
well-accepted by many parts of it.

Curt Sampson       <cjs at starling-software.com>        +81 90 7737 2974
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