Do One Thing Well
We Shall Build Good Ships Here; At A Profit If We Can, At A Loss If We Must, But Always Good Ships.– Collis Potter Huntington
Always Good Ships
We trying to get something out there. We are building software, and ship it. That’s what we do, everyday, putting the best of our efforts. Create a high quality software product. Maybe not the best. Maybe not perfect. But it must be high in quality. Something that very useful, something that we can proud for.
There is a great deal of satisfaction to be gained from our work, by making something with such high quality. It makes the hard work and the obsessing over each and every detail worth all the effort. That’s our reward. We are makers, making high quality softwares. Yes, we are software programmers. And we take pride in our work. We call it masterpiece, can we?
One of Unix philosophy: "Write programs that do one thing and do it well." summarized by Peter H. Salus in A Quarter-Century of Unix (1994)