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Tool Dysfunction. To The Rescue.

Tool Dysfunction. To The Rescue.

TL;DR Software development units are not really as simple (and linear) as the conveyor belts, so they should not be treated as such. But when in pit of despair, starting with some simple structure (that can be at last…

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Why some software factories don't fly? About organizational A2E

Why some software factories don't fly? About organizational A2E

TL;DR Many engineering organizations postpone their most ambitious plans due to cost constraints for so long that they start to believe that it's only money that limits their capabilities. When they eventually get funds, they learn (in a painful…

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True refactoring VS erhm ... making love to the code?

True refactoring VS erhm ... making love to the code?

TL;DR These days everyone knows that servers are supposed to be more like cattle than pets. But the same principle applies to the code - caressing it & endlessly tuning it according to completely subjective, quasi-aesthetic criteria is one…

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Developer Apprenticeship: the way to sustain an organic growth?

Developer Apprenticeship: the way to sustain an organic growth?

TL;DR - educating a specialist takes time, money & effort - w/o a guarantee of final payoff. Maybe it's the time to get back to traditional apprenticeship model to secure educator's position & make job market more sane?…

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Building foundations of Software Engineering Culture that doesn't suck

Building foundations of Software Engineering Culture that doesn't suck

Let's start with the question: How does the organization you work for (outside of your team!) impact your everyday's work (as a software engineer)? I mean: what does the organization do to make you / help you become a better engineer?…

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