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Code has a user experience. Our methods have a UX. Our data models have a UX. …

Principles of null-free programming

Nulls are a notorious source of bugs in many programming languages. Here, I sketch out a way to avoid them, using C# for illustration. …

Imagining version control for APIs

Versioning is, right now, merely a human label. We have helpful conventions like semver, but one still relies on human judgment as to the definition of a “notable” change. …

Three ways the new iOS ad blocking hurts Google

Apple’s ad blocking API is good for users and bad for Google, in 3 ways: …

Three outcomes of the adpocalypse

It appears that Internet advertising is going through a bit of a shakeout. …

Improve the median, not the mean

I like seeing Google Fiber prompt incumbent dinosaurs into boosting speeds. It’s great. …

Liquidity, open source and security

Jeff has a thoughtful post about open source, security and incentives. A few points stood out to me. …

Statements are statements, and expressions are expressions (in Go)

I got trolled by a facetious article on Go on April 1. …

Theory of the firm: opt-in initiatives

I’ve become adamant about making internal initiatives opt-in for the following reason: it brings more information to bear. …

Bugs are a failure of prediction

We think of bugs as flaws in code. This is incorrect, or at best, banal. …