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  • My Code Quality Challenge

    I have an honest question for you: “How good is your code?” It’s a hard question to answer, even for somebody like myself that has been writing code for 20 years or so. There’s a lot of nuance into what makes ‘good code’ and as your career progresses you’ll find that a lot of it […]

  • Known Unknowns?

    Recently I tweeted this: Left tonight’s tech talk with more questions than answers, trying to decide if that is a good thing or bad… — Wally Lawless (@Wallylawless) July 21, 2016 Afterwards I continued to wonder whether coming away from a tech talk with more questions than I started with was a good thing or […]

  • Just shared my list of podcasts for developers

    Take a look over to the right, I’ve just shared a new page with my favourite podcasts aimed primarily at developers.  I’ve had this list sitting in a draft form for nearly two years now and I’m not really sure why it’s taken this long to publish it.  Given the amount of time since I […]

  • What I’ve been up to…

    If you’re at all wondering what I’ve been doing the last little while, head over to another site of mine at and read all about the Habitat for Humanity trip that my wife and I just return from in Kenya.  It was a great time and Kenya and it’s people are totally amazing. We […]

  • The attack of the zombie hard drives

    I don’t know what has been going on with the world lately, but being the only computer guy in my close group of friends with an IT support background definitely has it’s down sides.  Since August I have experienced 5 catastrophic hard drive failures.  I wish I could blame them all on one common factor, […]