Ben Hyrman

Hi.

My name is Ben Hyrman. I'm a software developer with a passion for shipping products.

I love working with others. For me, development is a team sport. We go further when we go together.

I write here; mostly about what I'm learning or working on. I occasionally write about personal things as well.

Spotlight
Some of my favorite posts
Kayaking on Lake Superior
14 Years

Fourteen years ago, we stood in front of a judge and made a promise to each other.

Bandit the Dog
On Pets

Reflections on 14 years with our furry companion

Polly WaitAndRetry

Patterns and practices for wrapping .NET code in wait-and-retry blocks when making remote calls

The System

A cautionary tale of hubris in IT development

BenchmarkDotNet

Let's profile some code! And see if we can figure out some great options for things that might matter


Recent
My newest blog entries

My Setup

A brief tour of my work environment and what I'd do or change.

Counting lines with C#

Learning how to read from the command line and process a file using C#, one bunch of bytes at a time.

Counting lines with Go

Learning how to read from the command line and process a file using Go, one bunch of bytes at a time.