The title of this blog is a quote from a book by Joe Abercrombie, Before They Are Hanged. The full quote is: Doing better next time. That's what life is. It's about continuing to learn from past mistakes and improve your skills. So I think it fits very well with life as a software engineer. If you stop learning, before you know it you're stuck maintaining legacy software and well, what's the fun in that?

I like building new stuff with new technology and learning new things on the way. So it's all about getting better and doing better next time.