tag: communication

  • Empathy-Driven Development Defined
    JAN 12, 2021 Written by Andrea Goulet

    Empathy is an important technical skill that can drive the decisions developers make when they code. How can we make the practice of applying empathy throughout a codebase concrete? It starts with defining the practice.

  • Better Documentation Through Commit Messages
    MAR 20, 2019 Written by Josh Kelley

    Wouldn't it be great if there were a documentation tool that's directly tied to the source code (so that you can always access information that's relevant to the code you're looking at), that doesn't clutter up the code itself, that's carefully and automatically timestamped (so that you know how current its information is), and that's guaranteed to be updated whenever the code is? Oh, wait. There is.

  • Want Better Software? Focus On Communication.
    MAR 29, 2018 Written by Andrea Goulet

    If you want to eliminate your technical debt, communication HAS to be a critical component of your efforts. If you're struggling to break up your monolith and move to a microservices model, the first place to look is how your team is communicating. Command and control silos will result in monoliths. Self-organizing and autonomous teams give rise to microservices.