'Once upon a time there was a big brown bear who loved writing software'

Thus begins my re-telling of the classic children’s story “The Big Brown Bear” as a software development parable. I’ve always self-identified a lot with the big brown bear, and his errant ways have often reminded me of the way software development projects run.

Download my modified version of this classic story here: brownbear.pdf



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1/09/2010 5:44:00 AM
Nice Joseph. All software development wisdom should be put into the form of kids books. That'll make it easier for the naive (like me!) who are still making those mistakes to learn those lessons ; )
1/09/2010 4:21:05 PM
Chris Mckee
You had me at bear :) Nice idea, though I think a sloth would of been a better animal for a manager :p
2/09/2010 5:04:52 AM
Joseph Cooney
Chris - I'm not much of an artist so I had to work with the images from the original story, and there were no sloths.
2/09/2010 7:07:23 AM
Paul Stovell
Brilliant story Joseph :)
2/09/2010 3:58:32 PM
John Devens
I'm curious about how you came across this information (perhaps a source)? Thanks
2/09/2010 8:45:51 PM
Patrick Klug
Great :-)
2/09/2010 10:47:44 PM
Heather Battle Love Spell
I love it! That's so unique. As someone whose a bit of a sunday programmer (just a hobby) even I can relate to it :)
3/09/2010 4:03:47 AM