Thomas Cannon

Working on a brand-new feature for Noko, and it’s progressing incredibly quickly. I can’t wait for folks to get their hands on it.

Related: Maintaining software is a really tricky thing, but pays off. The theme of this year has to be behind-the-scenes rewrites; we’ve touched a lot of Noko’s core internals, because they needed the maintenance desperately. Since we approached it strategically and tried to double-dip as much as possible; this new feature is coming together pretty seamlessly.

14+ years of a product being around means that stuff needs fixed! Frameworks change, heck, the execution environment is wildly different now with browsers. The best thing you can do for yourself + your team is to build with maintainability in mind as much as possible. Which is different than make everything generic, but that’s a whole other can of worms.