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I have long since cast my lot with the software industry. But, if I were going
to make a commercial to convince others to follow suit, I can imagine what it would
look like. I'd probably feature cool-looking, clear whiteboards, engaged people,
and frenetic design of the future. And a robot or two. Come help us ...
More years ago than I'd care to admit, I took a software engineering course as part
of my graduate CS program. At the time, I worked a full-time job during the
day and did remote classes in the evening. As a result, I disproportionately
valued classes with applicability to my job. And this class offered plenty ...
In professional contexts, I think that the word ''standard'' has two distinct flavors.
So when we talk about a ''team standard'' or a ''coding standard,'' the waters muddy a
bit. In this post, I'm going to make the case for a team standard. But
before I do, I think it important to discuss these flavors that I mention. ...
If you write software, the term ''feedback loop'' might have made its way into your
vocabulary. It charts a slightly indirect route from its conception and into
the developer lexicon, though, so let's start with the term's origin. A feedback
loop in general systems uses its output as one of its inputs.
Kind of vague, ...