Today is Coding in the Trenches, first birthday. This time last year I had the idea to start the blog to share my thoughts on Software Development, Architecture and Leadership. It has been a very enjoyable and successful experience. My readership is growing each month and the reader numbers have exceeded what I thought I would get in the first year, so I look forward to seeing what next year brings. Although I didn’t really start posting properly to the blog until the new year, it was the 18th of December that I had the idea and set-up the basic blog and template.