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Can you make your code better? Can you stop it from being so unwieldy? Can you code for the one problem that is in front of you or do you need to look at all the problems around you before you can decide? Controlling your code, what you write, and not letting it spiral out of control is one of the most difficult tasks developers have to perform. Our innate desire is to solve all…

Code is constantly changing. I can spend 2 minutes on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube and find new frameworks and approaches to building a career than I ever could at any time in history. And yet we still push back against learning. What are we doing wrong and what is holding us back?

I don’t think “anyone” wants to rewrite their code (or someone else’s for that matter). But sometimes you have to because whatever it is that is being asked of you cannot scale in what you have built. That’s the Software game, sometimes you need to rebuild it and start from scratch. Housing and construction are often compared to building software with many of the same phrases being interchangeable. The same applies to a house, if…

The goal of every sprint should be pretty simple, irrespective of the release, and one that the team can easily get behind… “Did we do what we said we were going to do?” This is a statement that everyone can get behind – whether you’re pushing self-organization, leadership, accountability, responsibility – it’s clear what the beginning and end goal of the sprint is. But often we lose sight of the goal when it’s supposed to…

At a new job, new project, we all need help to get started and figure out what we’re actually supposed to do. “What is this bug? What am I suppose to do with it? Where is the code? How does it work?” In the back of my head, I’ve always had a hidden evaluation metric running where I want to see how far you can get to after Step 1. Do you go from Step…