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Technical Leadership in Software Companies

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/01

When leading a tech team, the first thing you should do this year is read [WayBack] Technical Leadership in Software Companies.

It helps you learn about what developers want and how they want to be managed.

Quoting the author:

Software developers have to be managed differently than people in other industries because their work is intellectual in nature. I took the audience through ways in which technical leadership can inspire software developers to achieve the extraordinary.

Via:

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programming practices – Unwritten rules of rewriting another team member’s code – Software Engineering Stack Exchange

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/31

[WayBackprogramming practices – Unwritten rules of rewriting another team member’s code – Software Engineering Stack Exchange

Especially the second answer has a nice set of follow-up questions to ask yourself when you are thinking about rewriting someone else’s code.

Some thoughts for the upcoming year (:

–jeroen

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A Case Study in Not Being A Jerk in Open Source – Kevlin Henney – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/28

Comments on [WayBack] A Case Study in Not Being A Jerk in Open Source – Kevlin Henney – Google+:

  • Ever notice that a lot of the people that can make big things happen can also be jerks sometimes? Torvalds, Gates, Ellison, Jobs, McNealy, Musk.
  • Jeroen Wiert Pluimers

    +Kevin Powick yup. Maybe we need to learn to live with it.

    At the current client I explained the teams that sometimes I do stupid things, both in code and in communications, and I expect them to tell me about them, just like I am telling them they do stupid things. Of course making compliments both ways work in a similar fashion.

    We Dutch are accustomed to make compliments, so I am trying to break them out of the “Doe maar gewoon, dat is al gek genoeg”, as they already create very good stuff, but both they and I are convinced together we can take that to a next level.

    Last week I did my first “Jeroen’s demo hour” showing stuff that happened in their development cycle over the last two weeks.

    Somewhere in the first third was “look here: you see artifacts of some re-use by copy actions; it can be dangerous, just look at this obscure unnoticed bug. I need to watch myself, because sometimes I do this too”, and in the final 10 minutes while demoing some C# code – which is new to them – “look at this variable: it has the wrong name because I copy-pasted it, so if you review my code, just let me know how had this is”.

Maybe time to include some code review examples in a conference session topic…

Some ideas at The 10 commandments of navigating code reviews | TechBeacon

–jeroen

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The 10 commandments of navigating code reviews | TechBeacon

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/20

[WayBack] The 10 commandments of navigating code reviews | TechBeacon:

How to survive, and thrive, in the sometimes-caustic world of code reviews.

Summary:

  1. Thou shalt not take it personally
  2. Thou shalt not marry thy code
  3. Thou shalt consider all feedback
  4. Thou shalt articulate thy rationale
  5. Thou shalt be willing to compromise
  6. Thou shalt contribute to others’ code reviews
  7. Thou shalt treat submitters how thou would like to be treated
  8. Thou shalt not be intimidated by the number of comments
  9. Thou shalt not repeat the same mistakes
  10. Thou shalt embrace the nits

Via: [WayBack] Kevlin Henney – Google+: The 10 commandments of navigating code reviews

–jeroen

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RaiMan’s SikuliX: Automate what you see on a computer monitor

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/05

On my research list:

Automate what you see on a computer monitor

Source: [WayBack] RaiMan’s SikuliX

Repositories:

It is an evolution of [WayBackSikuli Script – Home that has an other for too that can be automated with PowerPoint slides:

I should play with it: [WayBackSikuliX – QUICKSTART

Via: [WayBack] Any recommendations of automation tools for GUI testing.We tried AutoIT but it had some problems and way too technical… – Tommi Prami – Google+

–jeroen

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