In this post, I demonstrate how to communicate work meetings to my family while working from home. I use a combination of software and hardware to accomplish an informative and automated solution that provides information about my availability to my family.
Version control is something that all developers have to work through. It is such an essential part of working in the software field, especially in teams. There are many tools, utilities, commands and scenarios to learn. One facet that sometimes is overlooked is the commit message itself.
Over time, an individual or organization will create a number of software projects. The purpose of these repositories is to facilitate libraries, micro-services, documentation, mono-repositories, etc. Every so often, the time comes when a repository is no longer used. This article will outline how to archive these repositories, and the benefits to be realized.
When operating software in a production environment it is expected to have some unplanned disruptions over time. While the primary task is to resolve the disruption so that the impact is minimized, it is still very much important to track the disruption itself. Disruption reports provide transparency to others, accountability in the actionable tasks, a place for discussion, categorical data, and also a summary of the event.
Slack statuses can be a powerful communication tool for setting up expectations on response times. Using Zapier we look at how we can automate Slack statuses for meetings and focus times.
Stop asking questions about certain architectural decisions for a project. Implement Architecture Decision Records, and save the team and yourself future headaches.
Slack Reminders are powerful, maybe even more so than you originally thought?! In my experience, I noticed that colleagues of mine didn't fully use reminders to their fullest extent.
We are ever consuming articles on the web. In most cases, the articles that interest me are highly technical and informative. Just like a book, you would highlight the important passages for future recollection. In this post, I present my use of the Highly highlighting service to record, retrieve, and share highlights.
As a developer, I routinely share my knowledge and experiences, however I find that I repeat myself with different individuals. To overcome this, I present a knowledge repository using screencasts for persisted and asynchronous knowledge transfer.
Persisted chat channels communication platform, which by its nature, has little guidance in how you organize channels. To ensure that everyone is making the most of channels, I'll provided some tips and suggestions based on my experiences.