I recently was able to see Douglas Crockford speak. He had a fantastic premise: we are flawed beings attempting to create perfect programs for machines. What struck me during the talk was how few developers acknowledge this. We all make mistakes—we may have missed a keystroke because we were distracted by music we were listening to, hunger, or the phone ringing. And yet we all too often relish pointing out flaws in other people’s code, as if we could never be guilty of the same. Perhaps more humility and acceptance are in order in our industry.

Dive Deeper

If you want to know more about the Pastry Box Project, you can read about the genesis (and goals) of the project.

Swim In The Stream

A stream of all the thoughts published on the Pastry Box Project is available. Keep it open somewhere, and lose yourself in it whenever you feel like it.

Meet Your Host

There are not only pieces of software talking to each other behind this website. There is a human, too. The Pastry Box is brought to you by Alex Duloz.

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