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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
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
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
Aug
21
Advice for pair programming that you'll hate

Advice for pair programming that you'll hate

So you’re stuck watching your pair do things. You don’t understand what’s going on, and you can’t seem to get enough of a handle on the problem to be able to contribute. How do you get out of this situation?
3 min read
Aug
15
Pairing is for peacocks

Pairing is for peacocks

Pairing gives engineers a way to show off to each other without shipping really complicated stuff.
2 min read
Aug
07
loops! loops!!

Tips for pair programming from Air Force Colonel John Boyd & also from Ms. Frizzle

This is great if you're dealing with someone who's trying to kill you. You can use it to overcome some major disadvantages in raw power with enough speed. It's a lot less great if the mental model that you’re invalidating is your pair’s mental model of the codebase you’re both working on.
4 min read
Jul
31
You think you're doing continuous integration, but you're not

You think you're doing continuous integration, but you're not

You have a CI server, and you think that gives you continuous integration.
1 min read
Jul
24
Why aren't we all using Heroku?

Why aren't we all using Heroku?

10 possible explanations for the biggest mystery in software development
3 min read
Jul
16
When was the last time you changed your standup?

When was the last time you changed your standup?

A system that's not working is probably a system that's not changing. If a system isn't working, practice changing it.
3 min read