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Letters to the Editor (Archived)
Please note: the developer.* Letters section has been retired, as the developer.* blogging platform and the comment pages for the articles now fulfill this purpose. However, all of the original letters from the earliest days of developer.* are still available below.
Letter from C. Keith Ray
C. Keith Ray weighs in on the discussion started by Kenneth LeFebvre, furthering the clarification regarding the relationship between the customer, design, and testing on an XP project. Daniel Read also responds briefly.Read the letter...
Letter From Andy Tegethoff
Andy writes in response to the Daniel Read's essay, "Those 'Minor' Usability Annoyances." Andy is a colleague and friend of Daniel's, and he knows all about the project Daniel writes about in this essay--Andy worked on the project team for a year.Read the letter...
Letter from Tim Meadowcroft
In response to Daniel Read's essay "Making the Cut," Tim shares some interviewing techniques of his own for finding the best developer possible and also being fair with the interviewees.Read the letter...
Letter from Rob MacGrogan
Rob MacGrogan takes issue with an aspect of the developer audition described in Daniel Read's essay, "Making the Cut," and Dan responds. Rob is the creator of the SourceJammer project mentioned at the end of the essay.Read the letter...
Letter from Larry X
In his written response to Daniel Read's essay "Leveraging Discontent," Larry asked that his real last name not be used, since he has some frank things to say about his own discontent at his current job. So we've named him Larry X.Read the letter...
Letter from Aaron Wilmoth
Aaron Wilmoth responds to a previous letter from Bryan Sedwick. This is the tail-end of a sprited exchange surrounding the first two essays to be published on this site, Daniel Read's "The Human Impact of Software" and "Elevating Expressions."Read the letter...
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