Sunday, October 05, 2008

Flawed analogy of Civil Engineering and Software Engineering

How many times during a discussion with your peers have you encountered the analogy of software engineering with civil engineering? I have faced this situation many times. I have seen people who pull out this comparison without thinking for a while.

Nick Malik is having more thoughts on this, why this analogy is flawed:

http://blogs.msdn.com/nickmalik/archive/2008/09/13/civil-engineering-analogy-to-enterprise-architecture-flawed.aspx

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