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Software design is hard. Although getting the software to work is essential, it is also important to keep in mind the design of the software. Rules The four rules of simple design is an excellent guide to designing software. Kent Beck discovered the rules while he was...read more
To follow up with my last blog post, I am going to talk about how to get started writing unit tests. In my last blog post I talked about what a unit test is and why unit testing is important. If you’re ready to start writing unit tests, read on to learn how we do...read more
practice: [prak-tis] repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill or proficiency Outside of the realm of college, coding bootcamps, and apprenticeships - how often do we practice our craft? We code every day at our jobs, so...read more
This is the conclusion of my Retrospectives series. Set the Stage Gather Information/Generate Insight Take Action(the current blog post) Take Action After generating insights, the team works together to create a list of actions items. This sounds simple enough;...read more
This blog post is the first part of a two-part series on unit testing. My inspiration for writing about this topic comes from leading and helping to facilitate several workshops and events as part of my time here at Greater Sum. One thing I have noticed is that...read more
In computer programming, the term SOLID is a mnemonic acronym for five design principles intended to make software designs more understandable, flexible and maintainable (thanks Wikipedia) – but what does that actually mean? Here’s the breakdown: (S)ingle...read more
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