10X Programmer and other Myths in Software Engineering

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on Aug 7, 2019 8:55:00 AM

We’ve interviewed Laurent Bossavit, a consultant and Director at Institut Agile in Paris, France. We discuss his book ’The Leprechauns of Software Engineering’, which debunks myths common in Software Engineering. He explains how folklore turns into fact and what to do about it. More specifically we hear about findings of his research into the primary sources of theories like the 10X Programmer, the Exponential Defect Cost Curve and the Software Crisis.

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Tags: Coding, Myths, Software Engineering

A Guide to Developer Mentoring

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on May 30, 2019 9:41:00 AM
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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Developer Mentoring, Guide

Going Beyond Code to Become a Better Programmer – Interview with Pete Goodliffe

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on May 1, 2019 9:58:00 AM
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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Programmer

How to build a code review culture: An Interview with Derek Prior

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on Mar 25, 2019 10:21:00 AM

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We’ve interviewed Derek Prior, a Developer at Thoughtbot and host of The Bikeshed Podcast. We discuss how to build a code review culture, diving into the benefits of code reviews, the essential elements to make them effective and how to handle conflict if it arises.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Code Review Best Practices, Code Reviews, Code Review Culture

Refactoring to a happier development team

Posted by Hamzah Tariq on Mar 5, 2019 10:26:00 AM

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Code Review

Don't Set New Year's Resolutions – Create Reusable Components

Posted by Tiago Forte on Jan 31, 2019 10:32:00 AM

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With the new year just around the corner, we’re entering the season of New Year’s’ Resolutions. Prepare yourself for overcrowded gyms and inspirational Instagram quotes tagged with #bigdreams.

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Tags: Coding, Project Management, Components, Development, Web Design

We’re Bad At Interviewing Developers (and How to Fix It) Interview With Kerri Miller

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Dec 20, 2018 10:38:00 AM

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In this interview with Kerri Miller, Lead Software Engineer at LivingSocial, we discuss how to hire and interview developers. We typically don’t get trained on interviewing and we’ve all experienced the haphazard approaches of those new to it – poor organization, repeated questions, fizz-buzz… Kerri tells us how to run interview days, the types of questions to ask, how else we can evaluate candidates and what to do after the interview. For more tips, Kerri writes about software development and hiring on her blog.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Project Management, Developer Interview, Team Building, Interview Tips

9 Effective Code Review Tips

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Nov 29, 2018 10:40:00 AM

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9 Code Review Tips

For everyone:

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Software Testing, Code Review, Testing, Developer Tools

9 Integration Testing Do’s and Don'ts

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Nov 20, 2018 10:47:00 AM

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Integration tests check whether your application works and presents properly to a customer. They seek to verify your performance, reliability and of course, functional requirements. Integration tests should be run against any of your developer, staging and production environments at any time.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Software Testing, Integration, Software, Checklist, Planning, Design

A Guide To Open Sourcing Your Project at Work

Posted by Aslihan Buner on Nov 15, 2018 9:37:00 AM

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Congratulations! You’ve written something at work that is amazing and you want to share it with the world! This guide covers three key areas that you should consider before making the leap: Why, when and how to do it.

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Tags: Coding, Software Development, Project Management, Code Review, Coder, Open Source