Creating Software is One Damn Thing After Another

Be prepared because its never easy

Ben "The Hosk" Hosking
2 min readMay 31, 2024
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Life is just one damned thing after another. Elbert Hubbard

Ryan Holiday wrote History is One Damned Thing After Another, he notes that history and life is one damn thing after another. There isn’t any point complaining about things happening and things going wrong, just get on and solve the problems that come your way.

Software development is no different, its one damn thing after another. You keep going until there are no more requirements to code and no lines of code left to write.

Plans (on a page), presentations and meeting constantly

Software development smalls steps in the right direction. If you can keep making progress towards the goal, keep momentum moving in the right direction you start to create software.

You come in and every day you write more lines of code, complete more stories, solve problems and keep marching forwards.

Ignore the noise and keep on trucking. It won’t be plain sailing because creating software will be one damn thing after another but this is the job and this is part of the process.

  • One damn requirement after another



Ben "The Hosk" Hosking

Technology philosopher | Software dev → Solution architect | Avid reader | Life long learner