"Different Things Vary" distills four decades of experience in the Technology Sector into a concise guide to working and living in the industry.
The book is divided into sections covering "The Work", "The Business", "Start-Ups", "Freelancing", "Management" and "The Life". Included in each section are chapters which provide rules to help navigate working as a software developer.
For folks who’ve been in the industry a while, these pages will read more like a humorous review of all too familiar folklore and experience. For everyone else, hopefully it will provide a few nuggets of previously inaccessible wisdom.
I’ve posted another preview chapter here. This chapter looks at designing your models and code structure to anticipate the ways your project may end up being pivoted.
I’ve posted another preview chapter here. This chapter delves into the bane of the engineering workplace: Meetings.
I’ve posted the first preview chapter here. This chapter explains the title of the book, as well as providing a useful lesson when debugging a system where “nothing changed” but it’s still crashing like Turn 1 of a Formula 1 race.
I’ve decided that 2020 is the year I finish this book. I’ve been working in the Tech Sector for close to forty years now. Ye Gods. Since around 2015, I started pulling together notes for a book on all the things about this industry they never teach you in school. The things you need to learn the hard way. So it’s finally happening.