DevOps for Application Developers
Unfortunately, Númenor has drowned, so you're probably going to have to learn about something called Kubernetes.
App mindset, Infra mindset
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Use retros to quickly gauge team health
I often need to be able to quickly assess how a team is doing: its morale, its ability to solve problems, and the obstacles in its way to being able to solve those problems. In the first weeks on a team I typically be ask myself a handful of standard questions.
A new season of Simpler Machines
Hello again, much-missed e-mail companion! I’m Nat Bennett, and you’re reading the first issue of the second season
An Interview with Ignition Works
Hey there. You're reading Simpler Machines, a weekly newsletter about the human side of software development. I'm Nat Bennett, a
An office with a door that closes
I don't need to win an argument with anyone, even with myself, about whether the thing that makes me happy and comfortable also makes me more productive.
Why Does Pivotal Tracker Have a Priority Field?
Does the Tracker team even use Tracker itself anymore?
An Interview with Josh Aresty, Tech Lead at Braintree
We talked about pairing, story acceptance, process change, adapting to remote work, and a neat technique I’d never heard of before for weekly planning.
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Conservation of Conflict
You can make conflict more pleasant, but only if you stop trying to get rid of it.