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  • It’s a struggle

    Doing thing right is harder than just doing them ‘somehow’. It’s a struggle to get your team members on board.

  • It’s a game

    As a parent I know that my kid(s) play all the time. My baby girl does little more than lay around right now. But the older one does nothing else than play…

  • Only two rules

    There are only two hard rules when doing code review with your coworkers: Keep it professional. Don’t. Get. Personal. Don’t take it personal. Remember that you are talking about letters and symbols…

  • Indentation as a Complexity Metric

    If you want to measure the complexity of your software, there is a lot of software, tools and software-as-a-service offerings available. These options can seem daunting and have a lot of onboarding…

  • Show your work

    I wanted to add something to the topic from two days ago: Quality in the eyes of your users. There is a thing I did not mention. A practice that could help…

  • Interfaces

    In computing, an interface is a shared boundary across which two or more separate components of a computer system exchange information. (Source: Wikipedia.org) You develop a web application that has a frontend…

  • Quality in the eyes of your users

    I bet that most people reading this won’t have UAT or QA. So what could you do to still achieve quality in the eyes of your users? Yours users will spend more…

  • Two views on quality

    During the last months I wrote a lot about quality and how to develop high-quality software. These letters dealt with topics like linting your code, testing and documenting it. I also wrote…

  • Evolve

    Since I strongly believe that you can only achieve high-quality work if you trust your teammates, I am trying something today. I trust you. I will show you a skeleton in my…

  • Frustration

    Over the weekend I had (kind of) a conversation with a good friend. The topic revolved around doing the work on software projects, and how that is sometimes harder to do in…