It's time for a little down-time and for a little year-end review. I'll be spending a few days with my family and friends and I hope you can all get to do the same. I've been looking back at my year and have summarised things below in a little list:
* 182 blog posts published
* 23 podcast episodes and December has been my best-ever month with over 100 listens!
* Lots of books read and inspiration gathered - I have a partial reading list https://richardwbown.com/resources/ and this will be updated early in the new year
* One talk given at the CTO Craft conference - a lot more planned for next year including my first online training and workshops
I hope that 2022 has been good to you and that we'll be able to talk a lot more about software delivery, architecture and legacy in 2023. Until then - I wish you a very peaceful and restful end of 2022.
The Social Legacy of Code
Published on December 23, 2022
When does legacy code first appear? How does working at the limits of our abilities (or when we are constrained) affect the quality and supportability of the code we write? I was struck by these thoughts while browsing the subreddit for the Advent of Code. There was one thread called “AOC 2022 is destroying my …
Advent of Code 2022: Into The Valley of Self-Doubt
Published on December 21, 2022
Personally, one of the most fascinating things I find about the Advent of Code is when you hit your particular “wall”. When you think you can’t possibly go any further and you get frustrated and start to doubt yourself… if you’re participating, did that happen to you yet? So, the puzzles start off reasonably straightforward. …
Do You Still Need ITIL and ITSM?
Published on December 18, 2022
Information Technology Information Library (ITIL) and its subset Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) are best practices that have grown to become essential foundations of corporate IT. In banks, insurers, energy companies, infrastructure companies and even retailers, IT change control processes are implemented in ITIL and ITSM. Often however these best practices are elements of overlapping …