Saturday, October 27, 2012

Programming for St Ives

As I was going to St Ives
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits;
Kits, cats, sacks and wives--
How many were going to St Ives?
 - Anonymous

I'm finding on recent projects that I'm spending more time on finding answers to the wrong questions than on answering the right ones. I have work to do, but constant distraction over deciding which tools to use to accomplish the work is eating up too much of my work time. I need to lock these tools down and get back to the task at hand! Complicating the situation of course is the fact that multi-platform development (which is what I've been working on lately) has too many tools! Or more specifically, each platform has a great tool just for itself, and doesn't usually work on any other platforms. So then I find a multi-platform tool but only to find out that it equally stinks on all of the platforms. Google... Apple... I'm looking at you.


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