Enjoy your weekendsHow often is your weekend interrupted by unexpected work?
It’s 9:30pm where I live as I write this. I spent my Sunday with my toddler, roughhousing in the living room. When he took his nap, I spent a couple hours relaxing with the PlayStation, while my wife organized some things for the baby we’re expecting in a month. Later the three of us took a walk around the neighborhood before stopping by the neighborhood restaurant for dinner.
You know what I didn’t do?
I didn’t fix any customer outages. I didn’t debug any mysterious behavior. I didn’t revert any bad merges. I didn’t even check my work e-mail.
Not every Sunday is as relaxing. When I started with this team back in June, almost every weekend involved fire-fighting. We still have a few of those. But they’re increasingly more rare, as we’re improving our deployment process, and getting better at building quality software.
How does your average weekend look?
My Most Controversial Opinions
Edited by Taavi Kivisik Happy New Year to everyone! I was excited to kickstart the new year with a new position at Lana, a Spanish FinTech startup. As part of my first week on the job, I met a candidate for another position there, and we started talking about controversial opinions in IT. Unfortunately, we found nothing to disagree about. Although I was inspired to catalog a number of my own personal opinions about software development, which may be more controversial.
Should testing be a separate user story?
It's like mixing the eggs and mixing the flour as different parts of a cake recipe.