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Culture Behind the Codes

I was reviewing a code for a web site I created in 1997 which led me to think about what it was like at the time.  The website,  the campus-wide calendar of events (http://events.sa.ucsb.edu/), was one of the very first campus-wide web application at UCSB.  In reviewing the code, it came to me that codes are artifacts in themselves, revealing not only how the application was developed as well as  developers’ environment and abilities. With further investigation,  codes do lead to some revelations about the politics, the technologies, the state of the organization  at that time as well. In a way, the code in itself has a culture behind it.

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