Category Archives: humour

Giving effective feedback: How to change your Code’s behaviour

Have you ever wanted to change the behaviour of some code that you work with? I’d like to share a few techniques with you which have helped me to change the behaviour of code I’ve worked with, with little conflict, … Continue reading

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Estimation anti-patterns

Dan North’s talk on “the Fallacy of Effectiveness” prompts me to put down the many estimation anti-patterns I’ve encountered. It also reminds me of his blog post on the Perils of Estimation. Here they are, in alphabetical order, because none … Continue reading

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The pair chair

Finally, an approach to pairing which maximises colocation. It’s guaranteed to bring people closer to my thoughts. I can’t wait for the new batch to arrive.

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If…

If you can scan your threads when all around you Are searching for the last response they knew If you can kill the spammers with a button While others must select a different view If you can wait and not … Continue reading

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