Parting words for dear friends

I have a few thoughts that I’d like to express about Microsoft’s software development before I go. Clearest code wins. Most developers at Microsoft haven’t yet learned the incredible value of writing the clearest code possible.  Once I saw a someone make a checkin that added 200 lines in the middle of a 600 line function….



Today is my last day at Microsoft. This morning I bike to work & shower.  There’s a lunch out with the team.  In the afternoon there’s an “exit interview”.  Then I leave early for a doctor’s appointment, while I’m still insured. 🙂 Last night I tried to log in to work from home and couldn’t. …