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“What are the 10 biggest software development pitfalls you have encountered?” This question was posed to me recently, and as I tried to answer it I found myself smiling as I recalled the long list of projects, small and large, simple and complex, good and bad, that have helped shape me as a developer over the past three decades. Most of my development career has been filled with long stretches of creativity, productivity and pride in the completion of a broad variety of useful and sometimes ‘special’ projects. But there have also been some hard lessons learned along the way, and some conclusions I can draw from the experiences.
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