Friday, April 14, 2006

Humorous web log

A number of people have already commented on this, but I thought I'd post it here in case somebody hasn't seen it yet. The writings on the weblog are an exact match for the classical caricature of an "enterprise architect"; if you liked the Iraqi information minister, you'll love the Enterprise Architecture -- Thought Leadership web log:

  • Ruby doesn't have instance variables and therefore isn't ready for enterprise-scale reuse (note that since then, the claim about instance variables not being supported has been removed from the post)

  • Developer productivity is irrelevant, current "enterprise" technology is as good as it gets, and you cannot take Ruby seriously until the Garner group recommends that thought architects adopt it

The author of the Rails framework writes:
"So by Enterprise, Architect, and Enterprise Architect standards, this gent must be the top of the pop. Thus, allow me to make this perfectly clear: I would be as happy as a clam never to write a single line of software that guys like James McGovern found worthy of The Enterprise."
Ha ha ha! I feel the same way.


Rick said...

Slava, I think you're a little late to the game.

This "enterprisey" guy was handwaving that a long time ago.

The best part of this clown is that he's a "thought leader".

Anonymous said...

I get the feeling that that blog is a joke...although a James McGovern, who is indeed an author of an enterprise architecture book apparently does indeed exist...