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Developer Experience Principle 6: Easy to Maintain
Keeping your product Easy to Maintain will improve the lives of your team and your customers. It will help keep your docs up to date. Your SDKs and APIs will be released in sync. Your tooling and overall experience will shine.
Developer Experience Principle 5: Easy to Trust
A developer building part of their business on your product needs to believe that you’re going to do the right thing for them and their customers.
Developer Experience Principle 4: Easy to Get Help
The faster you can unblock a stuck developer, the better their experience will be.
Developer Experience Principle 3: Easy to Build
A product makes it Easy to Build by focusing on productivity for developers building real-world applications.
Developer Experience Principle 2: Easy to Use
Making it Easy to Use means letting the developer do everything without involving you.
Developer Experience Principle 1: Easy to Understand
To create a great developer experience, you must strive for a product that is Easy to Understand. Reduce the amount of thinking that someone needs to do. Make their first encounter with your product clear and easy.
The Components of A Developer Experience
Making your API a well-rounded product will help developers decide if your API is right for them and help grow their usage.
Principles of Developer Experience: An Introduction
You can create a great developer experience for everything you build. Introducing the six principles of developer experience.
The Improvement Flywheel
An incredible flywheel for the improvement of a development team. Fix a few things, and everything starts getting better.
Stupid cell phone tricks
An easy way to get text messages to mobile phones.
How not to apply for a job
Applying for a job isn’t that hard, but it does take some minimal effort and common sense.
PHP developer wanted
I’m looking for a PHP developer. Inquire within.
Dirify in PHP
A port of Movable Type’s dirify function to PHP.
Jon Udell says that intranets should abandon Web services like SOAP and REST in favor of screen scraping XHTML. Hogwash.
Look for updates
Make sure you look for software updates before spending lots of time trying to troubleshoot problems.
A short Perl program to automatically add alt text to every image tag on a site.
FrontPage can be used to help you get Web content out of MS Word documents.
Bill Zeller explains the idea behind iterative programming and the release early release often mentality with a short zen parable.
Snoopy is a PHP class for developing Web clients. It can submit forms, grab pages, scrape text, and more.
Clearly marking your staging server
A quick and dirty way to help you distinguish between your development, staging, and production servers on Web projects.
Regular expression for removing invalid characters from a Windows filename.
Performance Tuning and Optimizing ASP.NET Applications
A good friend has a a new book out.
C++ Web Services
Looking for a XML-RPC library.
Patching Aggie's referrer
A patch for Aggie to fix the broken referrer header.
Crude remote server availabity checking
Check your server availability with Google Translate.
The problem with machine generated metadata is that it’s not always accurate.
More XSL tips
On the subject of XSL, Web Developer’s Virtual Library has a huge list of resources,...
SitePoint has a decent introductory tutorial on XSL. They give a sample document and walk...
Directory browsing in IIS
Note to the person that got to my site searching for "iis directory browsing turn...
A Regex that matches URLs....
Fsync is a Perl script which allows for file synchronization between remote hosts...
Into to Tcl/Tk
IBM developerWorks has a nifty tutorial to introduce you to Tcl/TK. (Free registration required)...