March 30th, 2015 by Gareth Wilson (3 min read)

dev.life – Interview with Leah Culver

team geekIn dev.life, we chat with developers about their passion for programming: how they got into it, what they like to work on and how.
 
Today’s guest is Leah Culver, Developer Advocate at Dropbox and co-author of the OAuth and OEmbed open API specifications.


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March 27th, 2015 by Gareth Wilson (6 min read)

Mini and Tagged Logging, Open Source Go Packages – Tech Talk

gopher_twitterIn this Tech Talk, Stephen, a Developer here at Fog Creek talks about two Go packages, Mini and Logging, that we recently Open-Sourced.
 
He describes their functionality and provides a few examples of their use.

March 23rd, 2015 by Gareth Wilson (5 min read)

dev.life – Interview with Phil Sturgeon

team geekIn dev.life, we chat with developers about their passion for programming: how they got into it, what they like to work on and how.
 
Today’s guest is Phil Sturgeon, Senior Software Engineer at Ride and author of ‘Build APIs You Won’t Hate’.



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March 20th, 2015 by Gareth Wilson (5 min read)

Reactive Templating Demo with Hamlet – Tech Talk

Reactive Templating Demo with Hamlet - Tech TalkIn this Tech Talk, Daniel, a Developer here at Fog Creek, gives a demo of Hamlet. It’s a simple, but powerful and open-source, reactive templating library that he co-created.

March 18th, 2015 by Gareth Wilson (9 min read)

10X Programmer and other Myths in Software Engineering – Interview with Laurent Bossavit

Laurent Bossavit - Myths of Software Engineering (1)We’ve interviewed Laurent Bossavit, a consultant and Director at Institut Agile in Paris, France. We discuss his book ’The Leprechauns of Software Engineering’, which debunks myths common in Software Engineering. He explains how folklore turns into fact and what to do about it. More specifically we hear about findings of his research into the primary sources of theories like the 10X Programmer, the Exponential Defect Cost Curve and the Software Crisis.

March 16th, 2015 by Derrick Miller (4 min read)

3 Steps to Clean Up Your Inbox with FogBugz

If you consider yourself a disciplined person, or want to be, that strives for inbox zero and Getting Things Done®, one of the first steps (paraphrased) is simplifying what you have to do. That’s where FogBugz comes in. FogBugz can help you simplify what you have to do when it comes to your inbox with Mailboxes, Notifications, and Filters.

March 12th, 2015 by Gareth Wilson (2 min read)

Protecting the Maker’s Schedule From Chat

ChatOK, we’ve all done it. You spotted a little issue, or couldn’t remember something. So you opened up Chat and quickly pinged a colleague about it. It wasn’t that important to you, but it was right there in the front of your mind, so you asked anyway. Harmless, right?
 
Read on to learn why the simplest thing for you, might have consequences for others.

March 10th, 2015 by Gareth Wilson (10 min read)

Working Effectively with Unit Tests – Interview with Jay Fields

Jay Fields - Effective Unit Testing (1)In this interview with Jay Fields, Senior Software Engineer at DRW Trading, we discuss his approach to writing maintainable Unit Tests, described in his book ’Working Effectively with Unit Tests’. We cover how to write tests that are maintainable and can be used by all team members, when to use TDD, the limits of DRY within tests and how to approach adding tests to untested codebases.

March 9th, 2015 by Gareth Wilson (3 min read)

dev.life – Interview with Hakim El Hattab

gitgutter_smallIn dev.life, we chat with developers about their passion for programming: how they got into it, what they like to work on and how.
 
Today’s guest is Hakim El Hattab, a front-end developer and Co-founder of Slides, an online presentation tool.

March 6th, 2015 by Gareth Wilson (5 min read)

Knowing When to Stop – Tech Talk

doneThere comes a point in every instance of creation when the creator steps back and says, “Done.” But how do you know when a thing is complete? And what happens when you continue past that point? In this Tech Talk, Matt, a System Administrator here at Fog Creek, using examples from Computer Science, Finance, and Art, explores different perspectives on this question.


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