Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production


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Not anymore, I don't

Posted 27 November 2006 in resignation, sabrosus, and software

"Got status?" - Seen on a T-shirt

I've resigned as a Sabros.us developer. When I first started looking for bookmarking software for my website, Sabros.us immediately jumped out as the software of choice. Shortly after installing the software, I began scouring the code and fixed several potential security bugs and submitted patches. Shortly thereafter I received an email, asking me if I'd like to join the development team.

Those first few weeks were pretty turbulent because I didn't conduct myself very respectfully. Eventually I shut my mouth and actually contributed something I deemed worthwhile: strong internationalization support. (For those unfamiliar with the term, it means Sabros.us gained powerful support for languages the world over. As of right now, and in addition to Spanish and English, Sabros.us has support for Portuguese, Russian, Euskara, French, and German. The actual translations were the work of others.)

My thanks go out to the Sabros.us developers not just for allowing me to participate, but for making the software available for others to use. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and I learned a lot. Thank you.