May 18, 2015 at 02:20AM
"Real Software Engineering is still in the future." -- Alan Kay, 2003 #readingToday  

Real Software Engineering is still in the future. There is nothing in current SE that is like the construction of the Empire State building in less than a year by less than 3000 people: they used powerful ideas and power tools that we don't yet have in software development. If software does "engineering" at all, it is too often at the same level as the ancient Egyptians before the invention of the arch (literally before the making of arches: architecture), who made large structures with hundreds of thousands of slaves toiling for decades to pile stone upon stone: they used weak ideas and weak tools, pretty much like most software development today." -- Alan Kay