Wednesday, 2 May 2018

I nearly didn't write this blog post. It seemed too obvious.

There's a phrase that I've caught myself using a few times recently and I really need to stop.
I was going to say that - but it seemed so obvious.

Or another one that comes up now and again.
I was going to suggest that, but it sounded silly!

Every time I've said one of these things I've kicked myself afterwards.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Daily Standups - How do you do yours?

Another blog post that's basically an extension of a Tweet!

We all know that when it comes to building software, there's no one right way of doing anything, and that rules and best practices are only really meant to be treated as suggestions and guidelines. It's agile, innit!

But what is the best way of doing a stand up? Or a scrum? Or whatever you call it...

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Yes. No. NULL. Aardvark.

We're building something at the moment that relies on several services talking to each other.

We've already established contracts between all of them so everyone knows what format to expect.

Work has started on all of these systems in parallel, so we've got a lot of stubs and mocks.

So how do we know it's all going to work when we start actually passing data around?