This is my 20th year as a full-time professional web developer. I’ve learned a lot over the years… and at this point, forgotten more than I remember.
My favorite thing about being a developer is that we’re the heroes and villains of our story at the same time. We create the bugs and then get celebrated when we fix the bugs we create.
I’ve had a couple great bugs in the last week and my new response to the thanks I get from my Planted fam when I fix them is:
I’m sorry and you’re welcome.
It’s easy, concise, and both apologizes for creating the issue in the first place and acknowledges the gratitude for fixing it.
Elegant. That’s me.