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Are you a software developer looking to improve the quality and maintainability of your code? Or maybe you’ve recently “inherited” a legacy codebase and you’re swamped by the sheer magnitude of the problem you’re now facing? This newsletter is definitely for you.

This is a newsletter all about one of my passions: Habitable Code. Why it’s important, what it looks like, how to create it, and how to keep it that way!

Hello! I’m Kevin Rutherford. I’ve been writing software since 1975 and helping other people do it better since the late 1990s.

I talk about my software development practice and coaching/training work on Twitter as @kevinrutherford. And if you like what you read here, let’s connect on LinkedIn!

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