Understand the problem

I’m kind of annoyed with myself right now. I spent the past two days trying to come up with a solution … when I didn’t really understand the problem I was trying to solve. Now that I understand the problem … I realize that the solution I was creating (which was deceptively simple) was completely…

The How and The Why

As technologists … we are often called upon to figure out HOW things work in a system.

The question I would pose is: Is understanding HOW things work sufficient?

My answer: No, you must also know WHY things work as well.