This blog comes from David S Platt, author of the book Why Software Sucks ... and What You Can Do About It. It and I are dedicated to the proposition that software shouldn't suck; instead, it should Just Work.
This site will show examples of software and web sites that just work and others that don't. Publicly praising the good ones and ridiculing the bad ones will lead to more of the former and fewer of the latter.
I need your help. Please send me examples of really good and really bad software design, using the contact link on this page. To paraphrase Arlo Guthrie in “Alice’s Restaurant,” if only I do it, people will think I’m crazy (but you knew that already). If three people do it, they’ll think it’s an organization. And if 50 people do it, they’ll think it’s a movement. And it will be, and I'll call it the It Just Works Movementtm. So come join me. We’ll make the software world into what it can be, should be, has to be.
Book Clubs and User Groups: Invite Me! I"ll Come!
I'm offering a FREE visit to any book club or computer user group that discusses Why Software Sucks. I'd like to hear what you think about the book and the computing industry. I'll give you my latest take on the industry and the It Just Workstm movement.
The closer you are to Boston, or someplace else I'd like to be, such as Hawaii in February, the more likely I am to show up in person. Otherwise we can run any sort of remote link you like, from a simple speaker phone to Internet video. Use the Contact Us link to send me email and we'll get started.