If coding is too hard...

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Jeremy has a great quote here:

I think you can almost break coding philosophies into two general camps.

  1. Camp #1:  Coding is too hard, so let's not write code anymore.  Model Driven Architecture, Executable UML, Business Rules engines, Rapid Application Development
  2. Camp #2:  Coding is too hard, so let's make coding easier and more productive.  Refactoring tools, dynamic languages, TDD, Continuous Integration, Ruby on Rails, etc.

I really like the way he puts it, I'll take door #2 as well. Except that I think that coding does have to be hard, you just have to put yourself in the right level of abstraction.