Tagged: software-writing

Business now, details later

Three minutes into a meeting discussing a new feature and we already have a list with tables, columns, flags, objects and methods in our head. It’s involuntary. Whenever we talk about a new feature...

The programmer’s gut feeling

Whenever you feel like an object isn’t really what the name says it is, or that it shouldn’t exist, or that it should exist, but in a different shape, you are completely right. Stop...

Help me and others understand your code

It’s hard to make things work. But it’s even harder to explain how you did it. Here are a few things you could do to help me, you, and others understand your code. Good...

About those “would be nice if…”s

New project. We have our meetings, we come up with a plan, we somehow agree to a budget and then we get the ball rolling, coding our way to the finish line. As we...

Work at the smallest scale possible

You know that feeling when you found an elegant solution to a problem you’ve been having? You discovered that pattern you’ve been missing and you’re like “yeah! now I get it!”. The excitement gets...