Month: March 2008

Code Debt

I went to a really neat workshop on ‘Code Debt’. The idea behind this term (as I see it) is that you should constantly maintain your software. When you make a change, but don’t take the time to refactor the code to play well with your change, you incur code […]

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Greetings from SPA

I’ve been meaning to post since Sunday night, but I don’t think I’ve had a single minute of down time since I’ve gotten here. Even just hanging out after dinner I’ve either been in discussions with people or hacking on code. Or drumming. So, greetings from SPA – the Software […]

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Web Server in Python

Wow! I thought Jetty was easy to set up, but a web server in Python takes the cake. I need a server that responds with the same file no matter what GET request comes in – about the simplest server imaginable. And here it is: from os import curdir, sep […]

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Performance tuning sucks

So, I have been doing a lot of tuning lately, and I will be the first to admit it. Performance tuning sucks, even here at YouDevise. Let me start by telling you the reasons why performance tuning does NOT suck at YouDevise. We DO have the smarts. Every developer (and […]

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The Release Rush

Two blog posts (The Crunch Mode Paradox – Turning Superstars Average and Exception Handling in Software) really reminded me of something this past week. Fortunately at YouDevise, we have a very strict No Death March policy. Working 40 hour weeks is company policy. (You don’t want to see Squirrel angry, […]

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