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Historically bad ideas

Host: Floyd Marinescu & Aino Corry

Software development is evolving quickly for the better but sometimes for the worst. This track will feature technology directions that were once discussed almost like silver bullets but which later proved to be bad ideas or short-lived fads. Each session will then teach what direction we finally evolved towards, and what lessons were learned in the process. The presenters in the track themselves personally played a role in driving us into and out of some of the dead-ends presented here. This track is not about blame (although you may hear some!), but rather it provides a chance to learn from the history of software development.