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Safe Dynamic Sql Generator

TL; DR There is always a desire to dynamically limit the results of large tables. The need to limit, and order columns dynamically. And then, filter on these modified columns. You either have to d...

Pet Peeve

TL; DR Communication, organization, facilitation, and others are technical skills. Photo by fauxels from Pexels Setup I have grown to have a pet peeve. Let me draw an image for you. How many...

Our Team Doesn’t Need to Retro

TL; DR Sometimes as a team becomes successful, and they have had very successful retrospectives, they stop getting value from those retrospectives. Something must change for the team, in i...

The Power of a New Voice

TL; DR Too often the person with the least experience is ignored. This is a shame because they are often the person who can lead us to the most significant insights. They will see things we overlo...

The Things We Say

I want to retire certain phrases from programmer parlance. TL; DR We are not clear in what we say. We use incorrect metaphor. We choose vague terms instead of better ones. Let us trim some of the...

Story Sizing with '#NoEstimates'

A way to determine if a story is small enough without estimating it. TL; DR “No Estimates” is a modern movement in software development that focuses on eliminating wasteful estimates. However how...

Employee Feedback without Unicorns

TL; DR The only person qualified to give advice to an employee regarding their career is the employee. That means we need to empower the people who work for- and with- us to analyze their career. ...

Onboarding a Human Into a Human System

Onboarding is much more than a meeting with HR, it is the integration of new person. TL; DR Onboarding is an important endeavor. If we approach it seriously and conscientiously we can make the ne...

A healing work environment

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels TL; DR To be healthy, a work environment needs to be a place of healing, not only a place where no further harm is done. Healing is not always easy or com...

Making a safe place to work

Thanks This post is a special thank you to @JoshuaKerievsky. First I do not work with Joshua, or am I associated with him, however he has inspired a large amount of good things within my team. Sa...