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Software That Doesn’t Suck With Jim Blandy

Building Subversion

Software is just the tool and it should get out of your way. In this episode, Jim discusses how to build a great developer tool.  It all started with: “What’s the worst software that you use every day?” 

Podcast Transcript

“Everybody likes imaginary code because imaginary code is always perfect.” -Jim Blandy

“You don’t want to maximize engagement with your version control system. You just want it to do its job and get out of the way. And so basically if somebody says, you know, this doesn’t suck. That’s actually pretty much exactly the right thing.” – Jim Blandy

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Subversion

Mercurial 

GNU Emacs

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Software That Doesn’t Suck With Jim Blandy