Ben Hyrman


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.

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

Living with your creations

Lessons learned from a long-lived product


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

My newest blog entries

Host your static 11ty site on Google Cloud

A walk-through of the steps you need to follow in order to get your site working nicely on Google Cloud

Let's Make Some Art - Part 1

Let's make our computer draw stuff

Multi-stage Docker builds for ASP.NET Core 5

We'll cover how to build a multi-stage Dockerfile with the Node and Dotnet base images so we don't need to apt-get Node