Ryan Irelan

is building Mijingo and doing limited consulting.

Just Reverse Engineer It

I was cruising along, reading this review of the Hemingway 2 app and all was good until I got to this at the end:

[I]t’s very easy to just reverse-engineer it and build something better.

This is one of my least favorite sentiments among developers.

It might drive us to do better but is also so easily thrown out as a cheap insult that is usually ignorant of the actual work behind a tool or technology.

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