Home > slashdot > Taco Bell Programming

Taco Bell Programming

October 24th, 2010 10:55 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

theodp writes “Think outside the box? Nah, think outside the bun. Ted Dziuba argues there’s a programming lesson to be learned from observing how Taco Bell manages to pull down $1.9 billion by mixing-and-matching roughly eight ingredients: ‘The more I write code and design systems, the more I understand that many times, you can achieve the desired functionality simply with clever reconfigurations of the basic Unix tool set. After all, functionality is an asset, but code is a liability. This is the opposite of a trend of nonsense called DevOps, where system administrators start writing unit tests and other things to help the developers warm up to them — Taco Bell Programming is about developers knowing enough about Ops (and Unix in general) so that they don’t overthink things, and arrive at simple, scalable solutions.’”

Source: Taco Bell Programming

Related Articles:

  1. TACO Extension for Firefox Forked After Proprietary Update
  2. Smithsonian Releases 128-Year-Old Recording of Alexander Graham Bell
  3. Bell Canada To Stop Internet Throttling
  4. Bell Canada To Collect User Data For Advertising
  5. Plan 9 From Bell Labs Operating System Now Available Under GPLv2
blog comments powered by Disqus