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I work on my own startup. Before that I have worked at numerous startups. If you want to ask more then ask me.


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awarded  Yearling
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comment How should you deal with a popular project that you no longer want to maintain?
@James -- "I really can't be bothered to get into a political argument on this in a comments section - goodbye". I completely agree. I just wanted to briefly articulate my position. But like you, not interested in an argument. We just will agree to disagree.
Jul
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comment How should you deal with a popular project that you no longer want to maintain?
@James - sorry but yes. We need money to survive. We all have a very limited amount of time in this world. We should focus on the things that create the most "value". Working on projects that are not valued is a waste of life. How to measure value: 1) if other people don't find value in a project (and don't use it), then how "rewarding" is that project? 2) money is how we measure "value". 3) Opportunity cost - if OP continues to work on this (not valued?) project - what is the OP passing on working on?
Jul
15
comment How should you deal with a popular project that you no longer want to maintain?
@zladuric - agreed that is why I have "cost of a developer to continue development" ( where "you" could be that developer ). Too many developers do something "fun" without recognizing the need to run a business. TANSTAAFL
Jul
13
comment How should you deal with a popular project that you no longer want to maintain?
Well meaning answer that is just delaying the inevitable. Kill it or make money. Don't do it halfway - then it just becomes a energy drain.
Jul
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answered How should you deal with a popular project that you no longer want to maintain?
May
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revised Why the recent shift to removing/omitting semicolons from Javascript?
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Jun
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answered My boss decided to add a “person to blame” field to every bug report. How can I convince him that it's a bad idea?
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revised I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
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comment Why the recent shift to removing/omitting semicolons from Javascript?
Try but then the same byte warriors would be after me for unnecessary whitespace at the beginning of lines. ( I would also have Javascript bugs because I would rely on Python's indent rule rather than using { }
Apr
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answered I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
Mar
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comment while(true) and loop-breaking - anti-pattern?
Well I can't call you wrong :-) This is an opinion question and if good skills came out of the brass-polishing: great.
Mar
30
comment while(true) and loop-breaking - anti-pattern?
"if-statements, and repeating code, all of which are even more bug prone." -- yep when trying people I call if's "future bugs"
Mar
29
answered Why the recent shift to removing/omitting semicolons from Javascript?