Update: Now actively blogging at http://codingwithempathy.com
I’ve just moved the blog from the free wordpress.com site to a hosted vps-variant on pavsaund.com. I see there are some visual differences in the theme, but I think most of the content has been moved as expected.
Please do let me know if there’s anything that doesn’t seem to be working.
Need to figure out if there’s a way to set up a permanent redirect 301 from the old blog. I see that there’s a paid service, but I don’t really have a lot of traffic. Please do shout out if you have any tips on this.
I’ve been a SOLID1 fan of TDD over many years and have spent a lot of time drilling myself in writing tests first to drive applications forward. I truly believe I have been at a place where my BIT has been FLIPPED. There are occasions though when attempting to write tests first have just been hard and completing a feature with test-first has been a record in will power and what felt like an eternity to deliver a feature. But if it was easy then everyone would be doing it.
Continue reading “Making the right thing work before making it work right”
Let me introduce you to Skybert (pronounced Sheeburt, for those of that haven’t grown up in Norway). He’s my imaginary developer-friend currently working at Mega Enterprise Inc Ltd Corp. He’s been butting heads with the lead developer, Jack, for a while now. They don’t seem to be seeing eye to eye on a feature that Skybert implemented. You see, Jack doesn’t like how Skybert writes his code. Formatting is wrong and he uses way too long variable names, and he doesn’t write a single comment and…(list goes on)! Jack hates reviewing Skyberts code. Skybert usually gets his code back from Jack, with a long list of TODOs. So Skybert goes off to re-do most of his work just to give it back to Jack…When Jack’s finally happy with the code; It adheres to his preferred coding style and uses the correct enterprise patterns that have been decided upon. He allows it through the magic gates to master. Continue reading “Long live Code Reviews! Code Reviews are dead!”
We’ve been joking a long time about the rate new technologies arise and how we as software developers need to keep abreast of the new so we don’t get completely outdated and irrelevant. With web development though, we’ve set a new standard. Continue reading “Javasript Fatigue”
I stumbled over the awesome “Get Involved” video by Scott Hanselman and Rob Conory the other day.They’ve put together an amazing video about getting started as a developer with an online presence, you should check it out. This blog post isn’t really about the video per se.
Continue reading “Get off the hamster wheel!”
I have been open and committed to my desire to change. Or rather push myself to professional excellence in my areas of interest. Through this I’m creating tangible goals… so this should get me all set up, right? RIGHT!? …
How to go about change though? Given the desire to push myself to new heights and at the same time change several aspects I’ve embraced the blogosphere again. But have I started out on the wrong foot?
Continue reading “Sticking with the change”
I’m not interested in being average. I’m out to be exceptional.
I’m not waiting to be picked. I’m actively creating opportunities.
I’m commanding my time so I can own my trajectory and maximize my impact.
The Outlier Developer Manifesto
Continue reading “Being Awesome!”