An app can be a home-cooked meal - Robin Sloan

Robin Sloan:

For a long time, I have struggled to articulate what kind of programmer I am. I’ve been writing code for most of my life, never with any real discipline, but/and I can, at this point, make the things happen on computers that I want to make happen. At the same time, I would not last a day as a professional software engineer. Leave me in charge of a critical database and you will return to a smoldering crater.

Making this app, I figured it out:

I am the programming equivalent of a home cook.

What a nice way of thinking of it. I relinquished my own chef’s hat years ago, and now I mostly enjoy tinkering in the “kitchen”.