Are we looking for an Elixir in Software Development?

Yesterday, I was talking to one of my cousins who just became a doctor and said that unfortunately, the majority of doctors have reduced the concept of healthcare to “medicines” and “quick fix” drugs. 

Got me thinking that: Health problem fix (bug fix) is at the prime attention of the healthcare industry right now, but I feel that it would have been a lot better if we would have thought about problem prevention (bug prevention) in the first place. 

But that of course demands discipline, patience, careful decisions, regular exercise, sleep, a balanced diet, and whatnot.

This makes it really HARD to convince people to do all this and also it’s not sellable as a capsule or injection hence not profitable for the economy. 

Let’s do some quick fixes and tests to make sure everything is fine seems to be the new equation for healthcare and software development.

I don’t think we will ever have any elixir that can magically save us from all the madness, chaos, and low-quality-oriented mindset. It’s high time that we get serious about software engineering and the seriousness that this field needs otherwise soon this industry might lose its charm, and reputation.

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