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Uncle Bob's Software Craftsmanship Corner
Any Idiot.
by Robert C. Martin
June 8, 2003
Summary
It doesn't take much brains to build a virus. What takes brains is building software that other people want to buy.

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Just a rant about the below-average nitwits who build viruses. Any idiot who has the enough neurons to read a manual can cobble together a virus. It's not rocket science. What *does* take brains -- lots of brains -- is building software that other people want to buy. Like I said. Just a rant.

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Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) has been a software professional since 1970 and an international software consultant since 1990. He is founder and president of Object Mentor Inc., a team of experienced consultants who mentor their clients worldwide in the fields of C++, Java, OO, Patterns, UML, Agile Methodologies, and Extreme Programming. In 1995 Robert authored the best-selling book: Designing Object Oriented C++ Applications using the Booch Method, published by Prentice Hall. From 1996 to 1999 he was the editor-in-chief of the C++ Report. In 1997 he was chief editor of the book: Pattern Languages of Program Design 3, published by Addison Wesley. In 1999 he was the editor of "More C++ Gems" published by Cambridge Press. He is co-author, with James Newkirk, of "XP in Practice", Addision Wesley, 2001. In 2002 he wrote the long awaited "Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices", Prentice Hall, 2002. He has published many dozens of articles in various trade journals, and is a regular speaker at international conferences and trade shows.

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