Tag Archives: dev

The (fictitious) adventure of learning the next big framework

Installing all the things! On learning a new framework, and having to install a gazillion things for starters, and then eventually seeing it not work at all: I just want to write a bit of code and make a simple … Continue reading

Elsewhere , Leave a comment

Why a software patch is called a patch

A common misconception is that a software bug is called a bug because of an actual bug – a moth – that got stuck in Harvard University’s Mark II calculator in 1947. The story goes that Grace Hopper found it, … Continue reading

Elsewhere , , , 4 Comments

Mailtrap.io – Fake SMTP testing server

var transport = nodemailer.createTransport({ host: ‘mailtrap.io’, port: 2525, auth: { user: ‘your-mailtrap-inbox-username’, pass: ‘your-mailtrap-inbox-pass’ } }); transport.sendMail({ … }); Mailtrap is a fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging … Continue reading

Elsewhere , , , Leave a comment

Hype Driven Development

Software development teams often make decisions about software architecture or technological stack based on inaccurate opinions, social media, and in general on what is considered to be “hot”, rather than solid research and any serious consideration of expected impact on … Continue reading

Elsewhere , Leave a comment

Does code need to be perfect?

Andreas Creten, founder of Made With Love, on different needs in code quality depending on what type of product (POC, MVP, …) you are making. Until your MVP really gets traction you can run on shitty code or even do … Continue reading

Elsewhere , , , Leave a comment

Sufficient Design

When I consider the quality of software design on the products we write and sell, I do so from the dual perspective of business owner and programmer. As a business owner, I pay attention to our user’s success and our … Continue reading

Elsewhere , Leave a comment