Posts Tagged ‘Web Applications’

Entropy in software systems – managing complexity

In the science of thermodynamics, the concept of Entropy represents a “measure of disorder”. According to this concept “Systems evolve toward a state of maximum entropy”.

This notion has a parallel in software engineering, “Software systems evolve toward a state of maximum complexity”.

Desktop computing started in a simple way. The platform consisted of a simple processor, a simple single-tasking single-user operating system and a number of simple programming languages. As software applications evolved things became increasingly complex, slowing down the progress. So something had to be done.

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The role of florists in web application development

Did you know that florists play a major role in your life? In fact they have been involved in your life since before you were even born. It started when your parents proudly announced to the world that they were expecting a new baby. There were flowers. Then came the big day when you graced this world with your existence. There were more flowers. As the days turned into months and months into years, your birthdays brought more flowers. Sometimes you were ill. You received flowers. Then there was first love. More flowers. Graduation, first job, engagement, promotion, marriage, and your own babies all brought their flower moments - you get the picture! Unless like me you plan to live forever, one day there will be flowers for your funeral, and even for some years after you start programming the big computer in the sky, there will be the occasional flower on your resting place.

Before you jump to the conclusion that being a florist is a fantastic occupation because you cannot lose, come rain, hail or shine, and you give up information technology to open a flower shop, let me tell you why I said all the nonsense I just said.

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