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Software Craftsmanship: The New Imperative by Pete McBreen

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Chapter 6. Craftsmanship Is the Opposite of Licensing

Software craftsmanship is about getting the job done. Craftsmen build their reputations based on the quality of what they deliver to their customers, not on the processes they use or the ways in which they market themselves. Software craftsmen build their reputations based on the applications and systems that they successfully deliver to satisfied users and customers. This idea is the exact opposite of the concept of interchangeable, licensed software engineers.

Craftsmanship Is Personal

People choose craftsmen based on personal recommendations. In this regard, software craftsmanship is the exact opposite of software engineering. It does not offer an impersonalized certification or licensing ...

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