I recently started work on a project I’m calling Ensemble. Ensemble will be a minimalist data-sharing platform. It will allow data scientists to quickly and easily create public dashboards with little or no technical expertise.
In the process of writing a project README, I realized I had accidentally written my software development manifesto, the distillation of my thoughts on crafting valuable software in today’s environment. The document does discuss some specifics of this project, but the broader points do apply generally.