Author: Will Gant

Integration Considerations

As a professional developer, you’re eventually going to have to work with a third party service. Other people’s systems can introduce very interesting experiences, especially as your interaction with those systems matures. Not only are third-party systems opaque, usually poorly documented, and often subject to change on short notice, but they can also play havoc with your own release cycle. In this episode we’ll talk about some practices for working with third party APIs without the constant risk of nasty surprises.

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Developer, You Played Yourself

Developers are supposed to be smart people. However, sometimes we do things that seem right in the moment, only to have them blow up in our faces later. This is especially true when it comes to career decisions and office politics. Basically, any situation where you need to act in a way that protects your own personal power is ripe for disaster when you don’t think before acting.

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