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Sharpening The Axe

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Introduction

The following quote is often misattributed to Abraham Lincoln:

Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.

My bit of research hasn’t been able to identify the correct source of this remark, but regardless of who said it, I think it contains some valuable wisdom that is directly applicable to the development of software systems, large and small. In this article, I share some thoughts about being properly equipped and prepared to develop software in a professional setting.

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Written by datasports

Apr 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM