Stuart Grimshaw is my new favorite [tech] book author. His style is just exceptional: informative yet not verbose, pragmatic yet inspiring, and – very important – so fun!
Below are just two quotes that I ran into today, reading the error handling chapter of his macOS development book (that, by the way, I absolutely love):
“These errors have been conjured up from nowhere and then declared to be of type Error. They are not in any way provided by the system, and their names are purely descriptive. They would work just as well if we called them redError and yellowError. Try saying redError yellowError quickly three times.” (tip)
“There is a saying: Crash early, crash hard. Although, googling it only returned articles about racing cars and hard drives, so we can’t credit it here.”
Isn’t he spectacular? (There are plenty of similar statements all over the text.) 🙂