In Demolition Man (1993), John Spartan is frozen for decades only to be thawed to fight a familiar enemy in an unfamiliar world; where every bathroom has three shells and Taco Bell is the only restaurant left in America. In software development, regular maintenance costs a lot of time, so we “freeze” apps all the…Read More What is “Taco Bell Future”?
For meetings, I switched to typing my notes. I figured out some tricks to regain some of the flexibility handwritten notes offer. When I jot down questions I want to ask, I begin the line with ?? ?? How does this affect our stonk prices? And when there’s a point I want to make, I…Read More Use ?? and !! when typing notes
I really didn’t want to write this, but every good link about structuring unit tests is dead. And I don’t want to hype this too much, but learning to arrange my tests in a certain order was one of the biggest productivity gains in my career. You should arrange your test into three distinct sections,…Read More Code review: organize your tests for your sanity
“Smart” devices are pretty nice, except now that products have matured, business departments keep making them worse. Products I’ve tried: Recommend nothin’ Testing Z-Wave Rating: So far, so good. Zigbee Rating: So far, so good. It sucks that some devices only come as Zigbee, and some as Z-Wave, so you need to buy into both…Read More IOT InternetOfShits
I’m using Starlette for a pet project because it’s a modern Python framework that has GraphQL support. I had trouble integrating it with a Single Page App, but I found an easy fix. My client-side app gets built in the build/ directory, so just adding StaticFiles gets you off the ground: The History API makes…Read More Serving SPAs from Starlette
I frequently harp about how important it is that maintainers of code need to get context quickly to be productive and happy. I just thought of an analogy. Remember in the Jason Bourne movies, Jason gets in a car, glances at a map and becomes an expert in navigating old-world city streets? That’s the same…Read More The Bourne Context