Nick Hodges

Every Monday, I post three things from the world of software development that interest me or otherwise catch my attention.

Five Koans of Software Architecture

I like this article and found it entertaining. But I did have to look up the word “koan”. :-)

A dev’s thoughts on developer productivity

Interesting take on a much-discussed-these-days topic. I agree that developers don’t talk enough about it, given that they are the subject at hand.

The Modern Developer Stack — 2022 Edition

Being a guy that stuck with an aging tool for tool long, I like this article.It has three takes by leaders in the development space. It’s smart to stay ahead of the curve, and this article leads the way. Fun stuff is ahead!

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Every Monday, I post three things from the world of software development that interest me or otherwise catch my attention.

The Pyramid of Coding Principles

We’ve all heard the aphorisms, but this article is interesting in that it kind of ranks them and turns them into a hierarchy. I thought that was kind of interesting.

What is the undisputed best Git branching strategy?

Spoiler Alert: There isn’t one. But it’s a good discussion anyway.

Why Your PRs Aren’t Improving Quality

This is a really well done article. I’ve got a curious interest in the code review process. This article has a very interesting take on pull requests and code reviews, arguing that they are often viewed as coincident when they shouldn’t be. Then, he argues that you should iterate the design process, not just the code. Good stuff.

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Every Monday, I post three things from the world of software development that interest me or otherwise catch my attention.

IDEs, IDEs on the wall, which is the best of them all?

As an old Delphi guy, I really appreciated this. Plus the ending is classic.

Report: Autonomy is essential for developer happiness

Daniel Pink would be proud. His big three for motivation at work are Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose. No surprise developers want the first.

I graduated from a coding bootcamp. Was it worth it?

I am a big fan of coding bootcamps, believing that they prepare students for a job in development vastly better than does a Computer Science degree. This is an honest, open, and thorough look at what it involves.

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