Most LinuxDevices.com readers are well aware of how difficult it is to judge the utility of competing software development methods in objective and
quantifiable ways. The proliferation of languages, software engineering methodologies, and tools suggests that it is not easy to determine which way
is best -- clearly, if one way were verifiably best, in a results-oriented field the inferior methods would quickly be culled out in favor of the one
superior method. We spend considerable time experimenting to find our own best tools and methods; few of us would contend that these decisions can be
determined by purely objective means.
August 8, 2003