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episode 504: Building actually maintainable software ♻️


This week we’re sharing the most popular episode of Go Time from last year — Go Time #196. We believe this episode was the most popular because it’s all about building actually maintainable software and what goes into that. Kris Brandow is joined by Johnny Boursiquot, Ian Lopshire, and Sam Boyer. There’s lots of hot takes, disagreements, and unpopular opinions.

This is part two of a three part mini-series led by Kris on maintenance. Make sure you check out Go Time #195 and Go Time #202 to continue the series.

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Featuring

  • sam boyer – Twitter, GitHub
  • Ian Lopshire – Twitter, GitHub
  • Kris Brandow – Twitter, GitHub
  • Johnny Boursiquot – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

  • Go Time #195
  • Go Time #202
  • Uber’s Go Style Guide
  • Why smart engineers write bad code
  • Rant about “performant”

Something missing or broken? PRs welcome!


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 2022-09-02  1h14m