POSTS FOR 2003

A Disagreement Perhaps?

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A guy from Coding Forums commented on my recent article “Play By The Rules” on his blog. The only problem is that it’s in German. I did some digging around on Yahoo! and found a translation service. I punched in the URL for Morded’s blog, and came up with this (rather rough) translation.

Ryan Parman wrote an interesting Rant, suitable title: Play By The Rules. In the reason I understand the motives for such an article, and the constant discussion “why standards?” knows naturally nerves. But it nerves both sides. Both the eternal critics and the W3C-Apologeten. Also standards can disappear again in sinking if it for application are too complicated. Or they are accordingly adapted stop.

To that extent I join in not with the tenor of the article over. It is too aggressive me, and swears to me to often the picture of the W3C as all crucial instance, after whose whistle each professional developer has to dance. A few arguments for standards are ever better than an insulted withdrawing to argumentative residual items as “we are the professionals and are right”. Even if the arguments constantly repeat themselves.

Anyhow the article involved a quite long discussion on codingforums.com.

Ryan Parman

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .