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Easier Dev Practices For Everyone

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I don’t talk about this much on this particular blog because it’s outside the scope of the usual content on which I try to focus, but whenever there’s something worth mentioning, I bring it up.

As such, almost a year ago, I started Dev Practices. In fact, I have a very short post introducing the site on September 16th, 2013.

I still stand by what I said in the first post:

There are two absolutely amazing things that the Internet has brought us:

1. Animated GIFs

2. Memes

And when you combine the two together, you get some seriously good stuff, right?

When I set out to create the site, I didn’t really think of it as anything else that a dumb way to have some fun for a little while.

But it grew into a just a little bit more than that.

In fact, I’ve even considered porting it to WordPress and adding a lot of new features around it. Maybe eventually, but the honest truth is that it’s just a fun site, and there are so many other things that have priority.

So I’ve tried to compromise and improve just one part of the process. For now.
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Looking at the Next Version of Dev Practices

For a little over half a year now, I’ve been running (or simply managing, at times) a Tumblr blog called Dev Practices. The whole idea behind the blog is simply this:

A day in the life of a developer as illustrated by GIFs.

But I’ve been surprised. The site’s been a lot of fun to manage, people have been contributing to it, and there’s a backlog of at least a month’s worth of content.

So, like any developer at this point, I’ve started thinking about Dev Practices 2.0 (of course, I should probably come up with a better than than name, right?)

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Yesterday, I share a bit about a Tumblr that was recently started focusing specifically on Developer Practices.

In short, the blog is nothing more than a collection of animated GIFs that are a humorous attempt to look the developer best practices. But based on some feedback, others want to contribute.

And I love that.

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There are two absolutely amazing things that the Internet has brought us:

  1. Animated GIFs
  2. Memes

And when you combine the two together, you get some seriously good stuff, right?

Continue reading

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