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We are day in and day out in the office. Whether you are working somewhere remotely for your company or working from home, you are pulling in more bandwidth to the office then you ever thought possible. Everyone is worried about what is coming next and it’s seeping into our psyche (if it hasn’t already). If you are a consultant/contractor, you are taking on as many projects as you can right now in case of…

Agile is hunky-dory implementation of software development. If it’s on your resume it suddenly means you have experience at “developing software quickly”. Even though you might have been doing this for years without Agile, not it means you are following a process to getting things done. However, Agile can still be slow, it’s not an immediate switch that all of a sudden people start going faster. Unless you are a brand-new team who are all…

You wouldn’t change your oil while on the highway. Or change the materials in a house half-built with a few days to go. Or start teaching a new lesson when the first one isn’t finished. Or turn on the dishwasher when only a few dishes are in it? Then why are you running a Sprint Retrospective while your team is working on delivering said work? They are in a different mindset, a different zone, a…

I get emails that I’m “cc:ed” on. We all do. I send emails where I “cc” people on. We all do. Did we ever do this before with our conversations? No. Do we cc people on our instant messages? No. The problem with ccing someone is that it is never clear what they are supposed to do with it? Do you want them to read everything therein? Do you want them to take an action…

The hidden underbelly of software development is translating what you write into something that someone understands. Someone that has no idea what you have written. And they can’t read your code. And even if they could read your code, they don’t want to because they don’t code. Enter logs and stacktraces which has given rise to one of my most favourite and longest-running memes ever. It is crystal clear, in all it’s glory. A developer…