Three Developer Articles that Interested Me This Week — 01/23/2023

Nick Hodges
1 min readJan 23, 2023


Every Monday, I post three things from the world of software development that interest me or otherwise catch my attention. Subscribe via email and get this in your inbox every Monday.

I took a bit of a hiatus for the holidays, but I’m back.

What is an IDE?

I can remember when Turbo Pascal was released with the first commercial IDE. It was revelatory. Now, of course, we take them for granted. I post this one because I actually had a guy tell me recently that Visual Studio Code was not a proper IDE. I found this amusing.

How to Make On-Call Work for Everyone

No one likes on-call, but I suppose it is a necessary evil in the software business. This article has some good ideas about how to make it work.

Looking Back: 5 Major Software Development Trends of 2022

This was a solid read. Usually, I find these kinds of articles a bit tedious, but this one was good. 2022 was an interesting year for software development, and this article lays out the reasons why.