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Developer’s English Skills

I don’t have an exact measurement but I would guess that less than half of the time I spend typing I am writing code.  This means that a majority of my typing time is spent writing communications to another human.  This blog is an example of that.  Throughout my normal work day I will compose […]

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Bike Shed Example

I had never heard of the this until I read this post. To sum it up in a few words the “Bike Shed Example,” formally knows as Parkinson’s Law of Triviality, states that “organisations give disproportionate weight to trivial issues“. I had never really noticed this before but after I learned about this I see […]

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Method Naming

Many of my fellow developers agree that one of the most difficult parts of our job is naming things. The names we are supposed to select should be clear, concise, explanatory and short. There are always comments during a code review about how something was named; it either wasn’t clear or was too long or […]

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