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The Software Craftsman 11 & 12 Week 13

The first section of the reading discusses how you as the interviewer should conduct the interview and what type of questions to ask. This chapter basically tell you what not to do when interviewing a potential employee. This such as don’t ask brain-teasers, don’t ask them to code on paper, don’t block the internet and … Continue reading The Software Craftsman 11 & 12 Week 13 Continue reading

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The Software Craftsman 9 & 10 Week 12

The first section of the reading talks about the hiring process and what you should and should not do. If you already have a team of unorganized developers, bringing in another one will not help your situtation only make it worse. There should be little to no job description, it should be vague as it … Continue reading The Software Craftsman 9 & 10 Week 12 Continue reading

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Sprint 5 Reflections

In this sprint we were given more issues to fix. I have become very used to JIRA, it’s not a hard system to learn. Some issues were taken by individuals in the group and other issues required the whole group to help. In the next sprint I think it would be helpful to figure out … Continue reading Sprint 5 Reflections Continue reading

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The Software Craftsman 7 & 8 Week 11

The first part of the reading talks about adapting technical practices and getting other developers or managers on board. Just telling developers or a manager that your going to be using something like TDD might make them question that practice because it will end up taking longer. What should be done is ask questions like … Continue reading The Software Craftsman 7 & 8 Week 11 Continue reading

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The Software Craftsman 5 & 6 Week 10

In the first section of the reading the book it explains how to learn to say “No”. Sometimes you’ll work with managers or clients that expect too much from you, it is not professional of them to ask you to do more than you can. If you know a workload is going to be too … Continue reading The Software Craftsman 5 & 6 Week 10 Continue reading

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The Software Craftsman 3 & 4 Week 9

In the first section of the reading first goes over what software caftsmanship is. It goes on to say that it is about a developer mastering his/her skill and being the best they can be while being professional and responsible. A craftsman will also look for partners to work with that are as professional as … Continue reading The Software Craftsman 3 & 4 Week 9 Continue reading

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The Software Craftsman 1 & 2 Week 8

The first part of this reading started out by saying you should be in the field that you enjoy. Just because you make more money doesn’t mean it’s meant for you. Another point was made that just because you’ve been coding for a long time does not make you a senior coder. It all depends … Continue reading The Software Craftsman 1 & 2 Week 8 Continue reading

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