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Where the wild code grows

Sometimes I just like to sit back and code something. Free from deadlines. Free from requirements. Free from issue systems and planning teams. It’s so

Nobody cares about your code

Nobody cares about your code. It was quite a shocking moment when I learned this in my programming career. I would take great care in

What is an idempotent function?

Idempotence is an essential tool in programming. It has many uses, from improving fault tolerance, clarifying code, to writing declarative deployment scripts. It’s important to

The false abstraction antipattern

Useless interfaces, factories, and other abstractions are everywhere. They are the result of trying to prematurely generalize code. In a recent article I wrote about