Knowledge silos happen when different parts of a team understand different parts of a system and don't understand other parts of the system. It's a natural state of system growth, but eventually gets in the way of innovation.
It's been a long year for many of us, with both upsides and downsides and we're excited to see what happens next year. This is the last episode of 2021.
2021 was not the year we expected, but it definitely brought about some changes in us, in the podcast, and in those around us. As we review our resolutions we'll see how SMART our goals really were and then we'll discuss the yearly theme.
While you can test with production data, that data is often sensitive, or doesn't reflect every possible scenario that might come up, especially with new changes. If you want to avoid unexpected problems, then you need to be able to generate realistic data to use in testing workflows.
Unit testing can be a challenge especially when you have automated testing or may be new to test driven development. There are several great design patterns for testing and even more anti-patterns in unit testing that you want to avoid.
Everyone experiences work stress at some point or another in their careers. Understanding it can help you to have better responses as well as prepare yourself for it before it becomes an issue.
This has been the year of the Enneagram for Complete Developer Podcast. You learned about reformist ones, individualist fours, loyalist sixes, or peacemaking nines, you've heard about all the types and their variants. But how do you use this information?
Every so often, you'll end up working for a company that uses very outdated technology. While the reasons for this are numerous, many of these companies don't really see the problem with the technology they are using, especially if the technology is currently working for them.
Debugging software can be a pain or an exciting adventure. If you have unit tests your process may be easier when user testing or quality assurance finds a bug in your code.
It's easy to end up overworked. You start out responding to a reasonable need for a little more work to be done after hours, then suddenly it's five years later and you work 65 hours a week until your health and personal issues force you to stop.