“Profanity is the one language all programmers know” is something I picked in a book months ago, and it’s been in my head ever since.
I think it summarizes at least 90% of software development, when you are lucky enough to take on new challenges.
The 10% is the carrot on the stick, when – if – everything finally works, and you feel proportionally rewarded for your efforts.
This blog is mostly about that, about the struggle to get things done, and about the profanity (but with the profanity omitted).
A mixed bag of accounts about books I have read, alarmingly esoteric technical challenges, and the occasional – and shamelessly biased – remark on new trends.