Recent Articles - Opinion

Your Standup is Too Long

Aug 8, 2022 · 8 min read

The Agile Alliance recommends 15 minutes every day, I would recommend even shorter and less often.

Building Team Connection with Personal Fist to Five

Aug 7, 2022 · 4 min read

Fist to five is a technique for gauging consensus on a prompt, but it can also be used to build connections within teams.

Avoiding Blanket Statements

May 6, 2022 · 6 min read

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

Being Critical of Past Developers

May 14, 2020 · 2 min read

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

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.

Why You Should Use UUIDs for Your Primary Keys

Jan 30, 2020 · 4 min read

Universally unique identifiers (UUIDs) are 128-bit (16-byte) numbers that are designed to be globally unique, and as a result they make for great primary keys.