Nat Bennett writes once a week about software engineering & being a software engineer

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Nov
08
Pairing Course Launch

Pairing Course Launch

Andrew Edstrom and I have just released a video course on Gumroad, Intro to Pairing.
1 min read
Oct
25
Everything I know about end-to-end frontend tests

Everything I know about end-to-end frontend tests

This week, I thought I'd share some notes on end-to-end tests, sometimes also known as "acceptance tests" or "journey tests."
4 min read
Oct
17
Pairing is asking for help

Pairing is asking for help

It's hard in the way I imagine being a tiny plant sprouting in the desert is hard, or a succulent clinging to a seaside cliff. It is growing hard.
2 min read
Oct
10
We pair because it's fun

We pair because it's fun

A really good day of pairing looks like this.
3 min read
Oct
03
Do you follow the God of Chairs?

Do you follow the God of Chairs?

Can I use the word sacred in a technical post?
3 min read
Sep
26
The Corpse of Content

The Corpse of Content

Engineers do not want to build complex things for their own sake. They want to build beautiful and useful things.
5 min read
Sep
19
In defense of rabbit holes

In defense of rabbit holes

There’s something about struggling with a problem that really fixes it in the brain.
10 min read
Sep
13
Elves & Taxes

Elves & Taxes

Overall it's been kind of nice to remember, oh, yeah, I really like The Lord of the Rings.
2 min read
Sep
04
Delightful software

Delightful software

What's a piece of software that you love? I'm Nat Bennett – photographer, software nerd – and right now I'm really enjoying
1 min read
Aug
28
Stop starting, start finishing

Stop starting, start finishing

Too much going on this week! Finishing up one pop-up newsletter, starting another, editing the video pairing course, an Elixir
1 min read