Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship

I’ve just signed the Manifesto for Sofware Craftsmenship after a ping from a friend.

Alan Cooper is the first person that I heard speaking of software development as primarily a craft and not as an engineering discipline.

The text of the manifesto is shown below:

As aspiring Software Craftsmen we are raising the bar of professional software development by practicing it and helping others learn the craft. Through this work we have come to value:

Not only working software,

but also well-crafted software

Not only responding to change,

but also steadily adding value

Not only individuals and interactions,

but also a community of professionals

Not only customer collaboration,

but also productive partnerships

That is, in pursuit of the items on the left we have found the items on the right to be indispensable.

It will be interesting to see how many people end up signing.