Posts in category 'programming'

    • How have I only just learned of Hyrum’s Law:

      With a sufficient number of users of an API, it does not matter what you promise in the contract: all observable behaviors of your system will be depended on by somebody.

      To wit: We had an internal API between two components. At one point, as part of a perf optimization, the ordering of the data changed. Well, the other component was relying on that ordering. Oops!