01 Feb

The Broadcast Tower – Your code should be as boring as possible

In short, interesting code is often the sign of hack, and it’s up to you to figure out whether the hack is a clever or useless one. And just because the code is boring doesn’t mean it’s not hiding hidden problems. But I still find myself surprisingly pleased with a nice, boring code review.

via The Broadcast Tower – Your code should be as boring as possible. Shockingly enough makes a far amount of sense.

03 Sep

Signal vs. Noise – Smiley: An app in 24 hours

We talked about it for a bit and came up with this basic goal: Let’s make it really easy for our customers to quickly rate our customer service every time we talk to them. It’s not rocket science, and it’s not a breakthrough idea, but it wasn’t something we were doing. It was time we experimented with the concept. We’d write some software and try it out. We’d call the app Smiley.

via Signal vs. Noise – Smiley: An app in 24 hours. 37signals shows how they went from concept to finished product in 24 hours. The great thing is that it’s a pretty simple app, but seems like a solid concept and well executed.