Site Updated and Software Publication

Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Just updated my software page to bring it a little more up-to-date with what I’ve been doing in the past few years. It’s funny to see how my coding style has evolved and grown continually over that time. There were some things I used to be showing off that were almost totally procedural; even some of the things I’m still linking to (but which I wrote two or three years ago) make very little use of functional programming or anonymous functions in JavaScript.

It’s really tempting to completely refactor some of that stuff, but I haven’t got the time. I actually have at least one more software project that I should really package up and publish — a thing that might be helpful for system administrators who are being annoyed by SSH dictionary attacks.

Writing something that works on your own machine is one thing. Making a full release? That’s quite different! It needs documentation, and that documentation needs to explain all the things that you “just know”. It needs some kind of install mechanism, or else it needs to explain how to install the stuff manually — and you need to make absolutely sure that you haven’t forgotten any of the things you wrote, changed, or tweaked while you were making it work!

One Trackback

  1. By Kagan MacTane on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    On Twitter, Kagan MacTane said: New blog post: Site Updated and Software Publication
    Trackback powered by Topsy

Post a Comment

Your email is never shared. Required fields are marked *