Software Development as a Christmas Story

Oh Tanenbaum We decorated the house for Christmas. A smaller project than most of the software I’ve worked on, but a useful reflection. The Cost of context switching Sometimes, in the middle of one task, you need to do another. Either because you were interrupted, or because you weren’t prepared. Consider the tree, a tall … More Software Development as a Christmas Story

This is raw

This is raw chicken : 🐤 If you eat it like that, you may get hurt immediately, by its beak, or its claws. It may grab your money and run off with it. If you want to eat it, better to kill it first. 💀 If you eat it like that, you may get hurt … More This is raw

Self-testing configuration – the example.config story

We’re all good developers and never store production secrets in our source code. We have to keep them somewhere though. If you’re an ASP.Net developer and you store your secrets in a separate file, how do you check them on release? In a previous job, we were building an application in AWS EC2, which meant we … More Self-testing configuration – the example.config story