developers-life

Technical Debt and the Rewrite-In-Place

My group just finished up a massive year-and-a-half-long rewrite of a major project. I've blogged about events during this project several times before, from a stupid bug and a plea for help to reminding my boss that junior developers are awesome to building the ultimate RestSharp client. But, as of two months ago, we're done with it! It's running in production, and 20k people use it every day. So now, it's finally time to discuss the biggest mistake I made... Read more >

All Code Is Disposable, Just As It Should Be

My recent post I Am a 9 to 5 Developer (And So Can You!) is getting WAY more traffic than I expected, and I am both humbled and excited that so many people in our profession seem to feel the same way that I do: namely, that you CAN leave work at work and still be a good developer. So, for everyone that read that post and stuck around to read this one, thank you so much for-a reading my... Read more >