Adam Gregorin's Insights Blog

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If Only Someone Else Would Do the Debugging

There are a lot of adages regarding work to be done that go something like this: 20% of the people do 80% of the work. This is because the character trait of diligence is...

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Knowing What You’re Asking For

As I grow older, I’m convinced that some degree of wisdom is just knowing when something doesn’t make sense– a growth of the common-sense muscle that you were born with. This is especially helpful...

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Finding and Fixing Your Own Problems Before Release

I’m sure that every line of code that you have ever written always works correctly the first time you hit compile. I’m sure that you’ve never had a bug report from the field, and...

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The Curse of Analysis Paralysis

When it comes to software projects, most of the ones that I have been a part of could have benefited from more design, not less. Unless the customer actually asks for some documentation, or...

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It Pays To Be Precise

I would say that there’s a potential error here, and that would be the punch line. You see, you_are_out could be a global variable, and buy_some_milk could set that global variable and send you...

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It’s Not Always Going to Be Ok

I don’t know about you, but through my long career as a programmer and then as a team leader, it is certainly possible to feel exactly like this little girl– wondering what you should...

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Code Quality And Sinful Human Nature

As a software developer with a lot of code under my belt, I can definitely empathize with the image at the right. Nothing is worse than being tasked with working on someone else’s code...

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The Pillar of Light

This entry is part [part not set] of 1 in the series Milana Legends

The Pillar of Light is a Christian fantasy novel that begins in Brazil, South America. Two missionaries are having a difficult time reaching their local native tribe. They’re about to give up when, in...