About halfway through reading “The Year Without Pants” – an inside story about work at Automattic (the guys and gals who make WordPress).

I’ve read lots of books about software development over the last few years. This one is pretty unique in that it is about a product which has really succeeded and really shines, but it gives you a glimpse of how mundane and dirty is the project work behind-the-scenes which actually produces the software. I feel like most insider stories just talk about the good stuff and the highlights but not so much about the dirt.