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I think a lot about Scott Hanselman’s phrase “dark matter developers“—about the possibility that the 1% or 5% of developers who blog, tweet, post on Stack Ov...
August 10, 2019

Documentation Types

This post is an update on an earlier one that slims down the set of documentation types. Feedback is very welcome.
August 08, 2019

RIP Toni Morrison

If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it. — Toni Morrison
August 06, 2019

No Support for Hate

Twitter, Cloudflare, Shopify, and Amazon won’t care if they lose my business: I’m just one consumer. They will care if programmers refuse to work with them b...
August 04, 2019