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Does Mobbing Really Speed Us Up? (5-Nov-2018)
I keep hearing from teams who are mobbing, where everyone is in the same room with a WIP limit of one, that “we go faster.” Really! How is that possible?
In this blog post for Ranorex, I talk about my use of mobbing and pairing in training environments, then segue into a discussion of the value of minimizing WIP. Finally, I present a long list of reasons why mobbing might actually allow teams to go faster.
The Value of Failing Tests (30-Oct-2018)
“A test that passes with no change to your classes is always cause for humility and pause.”
We learn red-green-refactor for a reason–it’s not just “green-refactor.” In this blog post for Ranorex, I talk about the various reasons why you might see tests pass (green) when expecting them to fail. You’ll learn why it’s important to stick to that TDD rhythm.
The Only Coding Standard You’ll Ever Need (13-Sep-2018)
Yes, coding standards are often a source of discontent within a team… but if you can’t get past agreeing on a few simple things, I suspect that portends something.
In this blog post for Ranorex, I talk about the value, or lack, of having coding standards. I present a set of recommendations for deriving “agile standards,” but ultimately distill all standards down to a singular concept.
The course is tailorable to your needs; let’s talk and we’ll pin down a course that can work for you. Using Mocha + Chai? Jest? React? React with Redux? Let me know. I’ll make sure we work on classroom exercises that are near & dear to your interests.
Take a look at the Technical Training page for more information about the TDD classes and what they cover. You’ll find two and three day versions of the TDD classes, as well as training in related items such as legacy code. And if you don’t find something that’s an exact fit, I can again shape something up to suit your needs.
Give me a call at 719-287-GEEK, or use the contact form near the bottom of this page.
Just What Is DevOps? (30-Aug-2018)
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or free-expensive-steak dinner for that matter. You might have to listen to someone ramble about DevOps for hours while not being able to tell you what it is.
In this blog post for Ranorex, I get to vent a little with a story about a steak dinner dominated by blather. I present a few thoughts about what DevOps is, since I can’t seem to find a concise definition anywhere (or get one at a steak dinner).
With the goal of delivering quality software, I can help you with:
Want to hear more? Call 719-287-GEEK or use the Contact Me form to the left.