Reticulating splines…

It’s been a little while since my last post, so I thought I’d better do a quick status check. What have I been up to recently? What on earth could possibly keep me so busy that I’ve been unable to blog? It’s mainly a mix of work-stuff and a big project. Read on to find out more about both, as well as a few other bits and pieces, and also maybe some teasers about future posts.

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Happy 10th birthday Stack Overflow (my alter alma mater)

If you’re a developer, you can’t have failed to spot that Stack Overflow is celebrating its tenth birthday. Similarly, I’m sure I’m not alone in owing a great deal to Stack Overflow in terms of my professional development. I thought about sending an eCard, but decided that a blog post might be a more fitting tribute. In today’s post, I want to share my memories of how transformative Stack Overflow was and the impact it had on me personally.

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Developing on Salesforce – 3 initial observations

Lately, I’ve been trying to improve my Salesforce skills. It’s been getting pretty interesting, to the point where I’d like to dedicate a post to it. (Hardcore .NET/C# readers may want to skip this week!) There are bits of the Salesforce developer ecosystem which I love and a few bits that are a little janky. I think the most interesting thing for developers is “Salesforce DX”, which I’ll try to explain briefly.

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Attracting contributors to ConTabs

Open source projects need contributors to stay healthy and develop. In this post, I want to discuss the methods I’ve tried (so far) to attract contributors to my open source project (ConTabs). I’ll describe what I’ve done, summarise what little data I have, and reflect on what it might tell us about open source contributors. And, in the middle of all that, I’ll indulge in a quick digression on the subject of project hygiene.

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