Month: November 2020

Real Programming S01E06: Getting A Little Testy

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Real Programming

Real Programming S01E06: Getting A Little Testy! We did good work last time, but we left some testing issues, so let’s fix that up. If you want to follow along in the code, the project is at github. Real programming, episode 6. The show where the slogan well, we ran into a couple of technical glitches. But we seem to have found workarounds for it, and we don’t think we’d slipped schedule really at all. So it’s all going really …

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Old Coach at the End of the Bar

I am supposed to be shooting the next Real Programmer episode today, but I had a really good wrap-up meeting that was important, and I’m waiting for one more piece I need to send a first invoice to a new client, and I want to talk about coaching. In another part of the forest, some folks are discussing the frustrations of what is, by whatever name we call it, coaching. And the long and the short of it is "they …

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Change Harvesters Iterate Change

Human, local, oriented, taken, and iterative, these are the change-harvester’s bywords. In iterative change, we not only accept the reality of gradual stepwise refinement — changing what we’ve already changed before — we actually anticipate it and take advantage of it. Before we begin: Folks, I know many are celebrating last week’s results . I see them as one small pass towards the change I seek. Take a short break, then it’s back to work? Black lives matter. Voting rights …

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Real Programming S01E05: Models Don’t Do Real Work!

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Real Programming

Real Programming S01E05: Models Don’t Do Real Work! There’s still game stuff going on in the model, so let’s get it out of there. If you want to follow along in the code, the project is at github. Hey! Episode Five, Real Programming. The show where the slogan has 142.1 story points left before it’s delivered. It’s been a while since we last chatted, so let me do a quick review. We’ve broken our code up into three layers. At …

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