Monthly Archives: February 2021

When in doubt, gather more data

My work day today was mostly uninterrupted, which gave me the uncommon opportunity to really get deep into a technical area that my brain has, so far, been resisting. I had an immediate goal, but I didn’t know exactly how to accomplish it, and so it was time to buckle down and learn the system I was working with.

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Controversial programming opinions

The software engineering Stack Exchange has a mostly dead (not judging) community blog associated with it. I found this article on controversial programming opinions there, via Hacker News. Because opinions are like, um, other things that everyone has one of, here are my takes on the list.

Each opinion is presented in italics, and I’ll respond assuming that you’ve read the original argument for the opinion.

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