too many words by laura lemay

development postmortem

I don’t know a darn thing about VoodooPad (although looking at its features, its sounds kind of neat.) But its developer, Gus Mueller, has written a long postmortem post on his blog about developing the 2.0 version: lessons he learned, stuff he threw out while developing it, good and bad choices he made along the way.

I really enjoy reading this sort of stuff. I’m no kind of advanced developer (well, not much of a developer at all, actually), but I always learn interesting things from these kind of software programmer journals. I love them.

(I got it from Brent Simmons. Brent is the developer of NetNewsWire and MarsEdit{.broken_link} and writes a lot of these sort of developer introspection posts himself. Also: NetNewsWire and MarsEdit rock.)