Programming

The Value Premise

Today it’s microtest TDD’s Value Premise: TDD ships more value faster when that value depends on changing our branching logic safely & quickly. Let’s dig in. Before we start: geekery continues to seem largely irrelevant to me. 1 in 900 Black Americans have died of Covid. They’re still shooting unarmed men & boys in the street. Black lives matter. Please help however you can. Friends, stay safe, stay strong, stay angry, stay kind. I am frequently presented with declarations that …

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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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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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Real Programming S01E04: Into The Frying Domain!

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Real Programming

Real Programming S01E04: Into the Frying Domain! We have two parts of our walking skeleton, the View and the Model. This time we’ll move a tiny amount of work into the domain classes If you want to follow along in the code, the project is https://github.com/geepawhill/yz Welcome to episode four of Real Programming, the show where the slogan is still a work in progress. Last time, we had our view and our model and I remarked that that was two …

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CHT-Style Implementation

When we did our compare & contrast of the working models underpinned by Change-Harvesting theory (CHT) vs Rework Avoidance Theory (RAT), we temporarily sidestepped the specific differences of the implementation part. Let’s drill in on that today. Read the first post here: Change Harvesting vs Rework Avoidance It was quite a sidestep: other than the implementation part of the two models, they have much in common, with the key difference being the highly iterative nature of CHT’s approach. If we …

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Real Programming S01E03: Baby Needs New Shoes!

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Real Programming

Real Programming S01E03: Baby Needs New Shoes! Watching those itty-bitty numbers for the dice is making me crazy, so let’s get some dice images going today! If you want to follow along in the code, the project is https://github.com/geepawhill/yz Transcript Hey there. Welcome to episode 3 of Real Programming, the show where we’re still trying to figure out what our slogan is. We’re working on a Yahtzee program. And today, we’re going to push really hard and see if we …

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Real Programming S01E02: Look, Ma! A Test!

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Real Programming

Real Programming S01E02: Look, Ma! A Test Last time we did a rapid-fire model/view split, just so we could test. Now we gotta test this bad boy a little! If you want to follow along in the code, the project is https://github.com/geepawhill/yz Hey, it’s GeePaw and I still have Wally, and Molly’s off camera, and we’re back with Real Programming: the show that still doesn’t have a slogan, but that’s OK. We’ll keep going. Anyway, when last we left you, …

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The Correlation Principle

The correlation principle says that our productivity is tightly correlated with the internal quality of software. The two go up together, and they go down together, and you can’t trade away the one to get more of the other. Let’s talk it over. I remind us that geekery isn’t the main story right now, though you and I can use it as comfort food. Keep working on changing the world. We can do this. In fact, we’re the only thing …

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Real Programming S01E01: Getting Started | Video

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Real Programming

(Video: https://vimeo.com/448155181) Real Programming S01E01: Getting Started Hi Folks! In this first episode we lay the groundwork for a simple desktop Yahtzee application. If you want to follow along in the code, the project is https://github.com/geepawhill/yz Transcript Hey, folks. It’s GeePaw sitting out here on my deck, where I do most of my work in the summer months. And today is the first episode of my new series called real programming, the show where we don’t have a cool slogan …

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Pathing: A Style of Laying Out Work

I do "pathing" when I project my work into the future: laying out a sequence of work steps, where each step ends with the code in a shippable state. More than design, and more than planning, pathing is a kind of work-style, and it brings me several benefits. Here in the US, citizens are out in the streets on a quest for equity, and the truth is that geekery just isn’t the main story. If you’re out there working for …

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