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isaiahperumalla
19 February 2019

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2019 Tech Predictions

It’s that time of year again… well, actually, a few days late, but I’ve been busy, I swear As has become my tradition now for nigh-on a decade, I will first go back over last years’ predictions, to see how well I called it (and keep me honest), then wax prophetic on what I think the new year has to offer us.

As per previous years, I’m giving myself either a +1 or a -1 based on a purely subjective and highly-biased evaluational criteria as to whether it actually happened (or in some cases at least started to happen before…

Ted Neward's Blog
2 January 2019

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2018 Tech Predictions

It’s that time of year again… well, actually, a few days late, but I’ve been busy, I swear As has become my tradition now for nigh-on a decade, I will first go back over last years’ predictions, to see how well I called it (and keep me honest), then wax prophetic on what I think the new year has to offer us.

As per previous years, I’m giving myself either a +1 or a -1 based on a purely subjective and highly-biased evaluational criteria as to whether it actually happened (or in some cases at least started to happen before…

Ted Neward's Blog
3 January 2018

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Hygiene Factors for Software Development

I got into a small debate about software development with someone recently via the comments section to a previous blog-post. During the course of the debate I thought of an analogy to make part of my argument, but I think … Continue reading

davef
12 February 2019

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Uncommon Sense

Just because something is compelling doesn’t mean it’s righti.e. transitive dependencies or the easiest location to add feature X in your codebase Plugins are a sign of bad composeability or lack of craftsmanship or bothi.e Ridiculous NPM modules that plugin your test tool into your transpiler into your bundler into your web server or equally […]

dan
9 February 2019

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Safety ou Segurança psicológica no dia a dia

Parece ser tão óbvio, mas não existe o óbvio! Existe o que observamos e as percepções que temos. E o que queremos? Espaços seguros. Só que isso começa conosco e como nos relacionamos com o assunto no dia a dia. Pensa nestas situações: Quando as pessoas preferem falar as escondidas. Quando as pessoas não se …

Continuar a ler Safety ou Segurança psicológica no dia a dia

dwildt
25 January 2019

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Continuous Deployment Isn’t Just for Applications

While we’ve been pushing more of our production services towards Continuous Deployment for faster and safer releases, we’ve discovered we can build the ideas of Continuous Deployment into our culture and all areas of our stack.

Paul and Leigh
22 January 2019

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Rails Engine - How To Keep Your Engine Migrations Abstracted From Your Host Rails App



Have you ever worked on building a Rails Engine and wanted to keep the models, the migrations and everything inside the engine rather than using a generator to copy paste them into your host Rails App? That's a problem everybody faces one time or the other when building Rails Engines to abstract out your huge Rails App. I have found one such solutions that can be helpful for you to keep them separate. Here is a solution for it.

Problem Statement:

Instead of using
rails g my_engine:install
to copy paste the migrations from engine to your rails app, you want…

Jey Geethan
16 January 2019

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Quem vai acabar com a agilidade?

Resposta fácil!! Os agilistas. Mas como Daniel!?!? A comunidade é forte, atuante, uma galera fazendo coisas legais e criando conteúdo. Me senti provocado a documentar isso para poder colar um comentário meu deste post no linkedin. O texto me lembrou um vídeo do GaryVee de 2013. O lance é que não importa o que a … Continue a ler Quem vai acabar com a agilidade?

dwildt
14 January 2019

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What is Creativity?

If you read my previous post, you’ll know I’m a big believer in boredom as a means of fostering creativity.  But what is creativity? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about creativity and what looks like.  I realised that I’ve been creative my whole life.  Even though, a decade ago I would have said I […]

The post What is Creativity? appeared first on Pamela Ueckerman.

pamela
13 January 2019

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Let the kids be bored

If you’re a parent on social media you’ve probably seen those articles or blog posts that are meant to tug at your heart strings.  The ones that say, “the dishes can wait, you’re children can’t.”  They implore you to relish every moment of your precious children’s life because they grow up so quickly. And it […]

The post Let the kids be bored appeared first on Pamela Ueckerman.

pamela
6 January 2019

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Numbers to improve my life – Podcasts

The number is 38! Back in July 19th 2017, I have started an anchor.fm channel. I’ve first heard of anchor by Gary Vaynerchuk and it was “love at first publish“. 😀 So far (Jan 2nd 2019) I’ve published 38 episodes! I just press Rec and start talking. No edition (sometimes a backtrack). It’s a 100% … Continue a ler Numbers to improve my life – Podcasts

dwildt
2 January 2019

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Goodbye Old Year, Hello New: The Best and Worst of 2018

Here’s an understatement:  It’s been a year. I’m happy to say that all is overwhelmingly good. The family has health and good fortune and despite the ups and downs of daily life we have had no major difficulties to speak of. That said I thought I would put together a quick rundown of the best… Continue reading Goodbye Old Year, Hello New: The Best and Worst of 2018

The post Goodbye Old Year, Hello New: The Best and Worst of 2018 appeared first on Adam Monago.

Adam Monago
31 December 2018

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Our Favourite Books of 2018

We’re almost at the end of 2018 and what a year. Personally, I feel as though my ambitions have been tested on all fronts, it’s as though something has been holding me back to make sure that this is really I want to do before releasing me. Well, I’m hoping 2019 will set me free. […]

The post Our Favourite Books of 2018 appeared first on Pamela Ueckerman.

pamela
29 December 2018

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How to zoom scroll Mac

My buddy Dan showed me this cool trick for two finger zooming on the mac. Open Accessibility in Preferences and select Zoom, then Use scroll gesture with modifier. Now when you see something you want to zoom into on the screen, hold down control, x2 finger swipe up, and move the mouse around and you […]

JR
7 December 2018

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Perceived Barriers to Trunk Based Development

A friend of mine has recently started work at a new company. She asked me if I’d answer a few questions from their dev team, so here is the second… Q: “Currently at MarketInvoice we use short-lived feature branches that … Continue reading

davef
26 November 2018

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Migrating Blog From Ghost to Jekyll

I just finished migrating this blog from Ghost to Jekyll.

Paul
25 November 2018

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Vim Function for GitHub Links

Update (1/31/2018): I extracted this code to a vim plugin and made a few improvements to it: https://github.com/pgr0ss/vim-github-url

Paul
5 January 2018

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Lean Coffee (ou beer :P)

O que é? Uma forma de engajar sua comunidade. Um estilo de conversa para direcionar discussões conforme os interesses das pessoas. Quando estamos em comunidades de prática temos uma série de possibilidades de unir e atuar com a nossa comunidade. E o LeanCoffee pode ser uma excelente oportunidade de fazer isso. Pode ser Lean Beer … Continue a ler Lean Coffee (ou beer :P)

dwildt
22 November 2018

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Pair Programming for Introverts

A friend of mine has recently started work at a new company. She asked me if I’d answer a few questions from their dev team, so here is the first in a short series of their questions and my answers… … Continue reading

davef
22 November 2018

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