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The great lesson of the Titanic was hubris, right? Perhaps. I don't know. What I do know is that there is another valuable lesson from the Titanic that is very applicable to software engineering: A failed implementation does not invalidate the concept. Titanic was designed by experienced engineers, using some of the most advanced technologies and extensive ......

I'm going to say this a few times. Look for it. Local Optimizations do NOT equal increased productivity. Everyone wants their development to succeed. The policies of a team are an important element to successful development. As teams gel together, decide on things like pairing frequency, WIP limits, check in policies, testing practices, Done Definitions, ......

I previously blogged about technical wisdom here. Here's the my definition of that: Technical wisdom: Knowing why a particular solution is a bad idea even if you are technically capable of implementing the solution. So today I want to discuss one of the best ways to get technical wisdom. I read a great article about the benefits of maintaining bad code ......

What is technical wisdom?

Recently I implemented a rather complex page allowing the user to input pairs of colors and quantities, with some relatively "odd" validation rules. I knew that I probably wanted to implement the page entirely with javascript and probably jquery templates, but for a demo I just needed a quick prototype of the page, so to get that done I threw together ......

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Sep 11
We interviewed a new hire today. One of our senior engineers conducted a technical interview first, then a different engineer paired with the candidate for about 40 minutes. The result was quite suprising. The technical interview didn't go well. The interviewer basically said that the guy was a definite no. He got defensive when he didn't know the answer, ......

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