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2011 Retrospective

I was going to end this blog one year ago.

Prog21 was entirely a personal outlet for the more technical ideas kicking around in my head, and it had run its course. Just before Christmas 2010, I sat down and wrote a final "thanks for reading," essay. I've still got it on my MacBook. But instead of posting it, I dashed off Write Code Like You Just Learned How to Program, and the response made me realize my initial plan may have been too hasty.

In 2011 I posted more articles than in any previous year--32, including this one [EDIT: well, actually it was the second most; there were 33 in 2010]. I finally gave the site a much needed visual makeover. And I'm still wrestling with how to balance the more hardcore software engineering topics that I initially wrote about with the softer, less techy issues that I've gotten more interested in.

Have a great 2012, everyone!

popular articles from 2011

others from 2011 that I personally like

(There's also a retrospective covering 2007-2010.)

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I'm James Hague, a recovering programmer who has been designing video games since the 1980s. Programming Without Being Obsessed With Programming and Organizational Skills Beat Algorithmic Wizardry are good starting points. For the older stuff, try the 2012 Retrospective.

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