Great software

Let's admit it, a lot of the software out there in the wild is total utter crap. It gets the job done (usually), but working on it or with it is all but pleasant.

What makes great software then? It's quite difficult to quantify, different people will have varying opinions... But you know a good design when you see it. Let's look at some.

Operating systems

Software development

Languages

User interface

With examples & ideas:

Version control

Web

Databases

Ops / Administration

Service supervision

Security

Management

Other sources of great software


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