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The best thing about writing code is the immediate feedback. It works or it doesn’t. Your code pumps out oodles of value or it returns bugs. Bugs are great, they never go out of style and you get the same level of response to what you are doing – immediate feedback as to whether you’re on the right path or the wrong one. Never fear the bug, fear the program that has no bugs.

Doing everything differently for every project isn’t going to help you move faster. Redefining your methodology during a project is never going to work, that’s an outside-of-project task when no project will be affected. Tweaks are good, but changes are not good. Tweaks – “Let’s log these types of issues as bugs instead of tasks” Changes – “Let’s stop using sub-tasks and stories and go to epics and tasks” Your methodology might not do one…

The first thing everyone wants to do when the idea goes sideways is to change. Do something different. Throw it all out. Start over. Give up. The moment those thoughts enter your mind, that is the first test of the idea’s strength, can it stand the test of being kicked, can it get knocked down and stand back up again, can it rise up. Don’t stop at the first sign of distress, this is the…

I’ve been fixing a deck over the last few weekends (I’ve done this a few times), and it always makes me appreciate how all the little pieces can make the greater whole that much stronger bit by bit. Taped joists. Painting End cuts Using the right screws where (and brackets) Knowing how to double-up joists. Adjusting a few degrees for a nice drainage slant. All these things, not necessarily required, you’ll still get a deck…