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Maintenance

Writing software is one thing. Maintaining software is an entirely different thing.
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Go Time Go Time #264

Long-term code maintenance

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2023-01-27T20:00:00Z #go +1 🎧 17,394

Ole Bulbuk & Sandor Szücs join Natalie to discuss the ins & outs of long-term code maintenance. What does it take to maintain a codebase for a decade or more? How do you plan for that? What about inheriting a codebase for the long term? Oh, and (how) can AI help?

Changelog Interviews Changelog Interviews #504

Building actually maintainable software ♻️

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2022-09-02T20:30:00Z #go +1 🎧 37,413

This week we’re sharing the most popular episode of Go Time from last year — Go Time #196. We believe this episode was the most popular because it’s all about building actually maintainable software and what goes into that. Kris Brandow is joined by Johnny Boursiquot, Ian Lopshire, and Sam Boyer. There’s lots of hot takes, disagreements, and unpopular opinions.

This is part two of a three part mini-series led by Kris on maintenance. Make sure you check out Go Time #195 and Go Time #202 to continue the series.

Go Time Go Time #232

The myth of incremental progress

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2022-06-02T18:20:00Z #go +1 🎧 21,311

During a conversation in the #gotime channel of Gopher Slack, Jerod mentioned that some people paint with a blank canvas while others paint by numbers. In this 8th episode of the maintenance series, we’re talking about maintaining our knowledge. With Jerod’s analogy and a little help from a Leslie Lamport interview, our panel discusses the myth of incremental progress.

Go Time Go Time #229

What to do when projects get big and messy

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2022-05-12T16:45:00Z #go +1 🎧 20,178

Another entry in the maintenance series! Throughout the series we’ve discussed building versus buying, building actually maintainable software, maintaining ourselves, open source maintenance, legacy code, and most recently Go project structure. In this 7th installment of the series, we continue narrowing our focus by talking about what to do when projects get big and messy.

Go Time Go Time #207

Maintenance in the open

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2021-11-25T15:00:00Z #go +2 🎧 20,221

Open Source and other source available projects have been a huge driver of progress in our industry, but building and maintaining an open source project is about a lot more than just writing the initial code and putting together a good README. On this episode of the maintenance mini-series, we’ll be discussing open source and the maintenance required to keep it going.

Go Time Go Time #202

Maintaining ourselves

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2021-10-21T16:00:00Z #go +2 🎧 19,404

With the constant demands of work and life we often don’t take much time to ensure that we’re maintaining ourselves. In this third episode of the maintenance series, Kris is joined by co-host Natalie, along with Ian Lopshire to discuss the ways in which we can maintain ourselves in this busy and chaotic world.

Go Time Go Time #196

Building actually maintainable software

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2021-09-09T15:00:00Z #go +1 🎧 24,127

Building software is difficult and time consuming, but the maintenance of software is where we spend the majority of our time. In this episode, Ian and sam join Johnny and Kris to discuss how to build actually maintainable software, the features of Go that make it good for writing maintainable software, and different ways that we might define the term “maintenance”.

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