Be Awesome By Being Boring

By Posted in Nerd Culture, Tech Topics 30 September 2014

Over the course of my career as a software engineer and crusty old UNIX curmudgeon, I’ve been involved in a lot of technology decisions. Some of them have gone well, others not so much, but over the years a distinct pattern has emerged: boring technology is awesome. It may be less shiny, but boring technology…

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Red Code, Green Code

By Posted in Tech Topics, Top Post 2 May 2013

I’ve got an idea I want to share with you. It’s the concept of Red Code and Green Code. Now, this doesn’t have anything to do with the red / green / refactor cycle, code coverage or testing. You’ll know Green Code when you see it. It’s code that’s made elegant due to some cleverly written…

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