How I Code

This is a set of essays about making software.

I write them for several reasons:

  • It may be useful to others.
  • It helps me understand the process of building software.
  • It helps me turn mistakes into lessons learned.
  • It helps me remember lessons I have learned.
  • It helps me document the tools I use and how I use them.
  • I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul.

I write these essays as instructions to myself, so I use imperative voice for rules I apply generally. I try to explain why any given instruction has general rule status.

I hope you find them useful.

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