Have you tried using software from way off the beaten path? Maybe you tried to make software for your graphing calculator and realized that you were one of five people to ever try that and there was no documentation. The experience sucks. You may be the kind of person who enjoys working through arcane bugs and zero docs (and sometimes, that’s me), but I decided that in professional software development, where shipping matters, I would stick to only the most widely used tools.

I made it a hard and fast rule: if I found two technologies that could solve a…

Alexander Campbell

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