The Central Tension Of Programming
This article was originally published at Planet PHP
on 4 September 2010.
The central tension in the software process comes from the fact that we must go from an informally identified need that exists in-the-world to a formal model that operates in-the-computer.
From a€oBeyond Programminga€¯ by Bruce Blum, as quoted in a€oThe Design of Designa€¯ by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.