Category: Commentary


The best things in life are free

Ever had one of those weird moments when you check out what’s stuck in your wallet and compare it with that of your buddies? I’m not talking about how much money you have, but all of the other things – receipts, drivers license, club cards, gym memberships, packs of sugar, …? (Think George in that old episode of Seinfeld)

Well, this post is all about what’s stuck in your development environment. Perhaps one of the biggest lessons I have learned over the past few years is that some of the best development and I.T. tools out there don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There was once upon a time when we subscribed to a different model: the pay-as-you-go model, where every time we ran into a problem, we’d call up our favourite vendor and “discover” what next big purchase we would need to make to solve the problem. Continue reading » The best things in life are free

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