Recent Articles - Career

Avoiding Blanket Statements

May 6, 2022 · 6 min read

One part of emotional intelligence is understanding how our words impact others.

Retrospective Techniques

Feb 4, 2022 · 7 min read

Retrospectives need to be productive and engaging or participants will quickly tune them out. Here are some techniques to hold more interesting retros.

Code Review Comment Prefixes

Nov 6, 2020 · 4 min read

Regardless of what style of code reviews you use, code reviews in general are an important tool to share expertise and improve quality, but sometimes the intention of comments can be lost.

Being Critical of Past Developers

May 14, 2020 · 2 min read

How were those past developers of this project so very wrong?

SLIs, SLOs, and SLAs: What Are They?

May 11, 2020 · 5 min read

You might have heard these terms in reference to commitments with vendors or customers, but what are they, and why should you care?

Pull Requests Welcome™

Feb 15, 2020 · 5 min read

Developers like to complain. We'll complain about lack of documentation, lack of tests, choice of framework, choice of linter settings, and so on. My response to it? Pull requests welcome.

The Concept of Deployments

Aug 23, 2019 · 8 min read

Pupils dilated. Sweaty palms. Tingly legs. You lean in. A world of opportunity lays before you. You close your eyes…and wait. Deployments.