Along the side of my blog, for many years. I've had a section called "Top Articles". I don't remember when I put it there, but I know that it included all of the most popular posts I had written at the time and I wanted to make them more prominent. They were obviously popular topics people wanted to find. These were the things I was writing about that people found most interesting or useful.
I haven't thought a lot about this list for a few years, until I just noticed it today. Top Articles is a time capsule. This was a snapshot of my interests and knowledge from a previous version of myself. It doesn't reflect me as well today. I'm equally interested in the things that no longer worth keeping on that list as I am of the things that are still very important to me.
I'll make a point to clean things up around here. What was on that list so long ago?
Of no surprise, I had a number of posts about Python which still draw a lot of new readers to this day.
- Dynamic Hell in Python Names
- Python, IronPython, Apples, and Oranges
- Pythonic Defined
- Windows PyLink How-To
- Pure Functions in the Python Standard Library
- Notes on Generators and Yield Expression Orders
- Post-Render LiveFragment Injection in Nevow
I was also starting to focus a little more broadly on how people learn to code and what we can do better.
I was starting to write less about programming itself and more about managing the world of building projects. My focus was also starting to broaden from just syntax and code to what we're delivering to the user and what they're going to do with it. Signs of the holistic approach to building software that I try to take these days already forming so long ago.