28 Jul 2020
My favorite chef, Jacques Pepin, says that he judges a chef by what he does with eggs. That eggs are so simple in concept, but require precision to get right. He goes further to talk about the importance of technique, and that learning to perfectly hard boil an egg is where some people should start.
26 Nov 2019
Not too long ago, I was involved with a new team starting up. The team went through the training and sat at their desks, ready to work on their problem of replacing an existing system. They had a critical decision to make, what would their tech stack be?
20 Feb 2019
For developers today they have a lot of things to consider when applying for their first few jobs. Do they build a great portfolio? Do they invest in curating a great GitHub profile? Do they update their resume? Should they craft an ideal cover letter?
15 Feb 2019
Steve is new to software, they spend a lot of time reading documentation, writing code, commenting it out, and trying again.
23 Aug 2017
In 2010 I spent 8 months in the worst job I ever had. For the last 5 or so of those months I was the company’s first an only Scrum Master. The individuals I worked with said that it was the best experience of their careers. This is a story of those 5 months.
28 Mar 2016
Testing software isn’t a new subject by any means, but that also doesn’t mean it’s well understood or easy to approach.
If you’re starting a new project you have the benefit of only needing to test what you create, but if you have an established,
legacy project you have the extra burden of trying to test the other interactions of code and system that already exist.