Chapter 4. Building Software at Every Change

Building Software at Every Change

The whole damn universe has to be taken apart, brick by brick, and reconstructed.


In the early 1900s, workers on the Ford assembly line manufactured cars by hand. A Model T took several days to create. Today, cars are infinitely more complex than the Model T, yet they now take a fraction of the time to assemble. Why is this? The answer is simple: automation. The automobile manufacturing industry has removed humans from repetitive tasks and replaced them with robots. So, too, can time-consuming tasks within a software process be mechanized using ...

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