Software Development

Webcomic: The 10 stages of software development

This oldie but goodie has been found in software engineering cubicles for years, but for those of you who haven't yet seen this all-too-true treatise on the coding business, we give you Software Development as Explained by a Tire Swing.

This oldie but goodie has been found in software engineering cubicles for years, but for those of you who haven't yet seen this all-too-true treatise on the coding business, we give you Software Development as Explained by a Tire Swing.

(Found via Bowling With Sysiphus.)

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5 comments
g01d4
g01d4

I recall a version that my father had in his office in the late '60s. Like the previous post stated it was more engineering based.

TWrite
TWrite

I have an old sketch of this titled "Communications", and that seems (to me) to the crux of the message. My name for it is "Project Communications", and I added the following disclaimer: "Although you and I may be able to relate to this, this is a joke. Enjoy it as such."

stamandster
stamandster

Older than the internet but still a good overview of the stress it takes to get something done in IT.

TheChas
TheChas

The basics of this comic have been around for years. I first saw it over 20 years ago. Back then, it was focused on engineering rather than software. Thinking about software, you would think someone would have at least made it look like a software product rather than a hardware product. Chas

zoldello
zoldello

This is good for a laugh and has some eliminates of truth. However, this is not the way Software Engineers ought to do it. This should be added as a disclaimer.

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