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Every so often, you'll end up working for a company that uses very outdated technology.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.
Webhooks allow you to offload processes to third-party software. Building them has it's own challenges to overcome and a set of best practices to make those challenges easier.
Enneagram Type 1: The Perfectionist
Bringing the pursuit of perfection and attention to detail, the Enneagram Type 1 or The Perfectionist is a conscientious and ethical personality type. They are committed to a sense of right and wrong, responsibility, and integrity, but can become fixated on small imperfections and micromanagement when unhealthy.
Being a mid-level developer is like being a middle child, or a member of generation X. Everybody forgets about you as you sit there sandwiched between the groups that everyone caters to. However, you still have to get through this phase of your career regardless.
Intrinsic drive involves being able to understand and use internal rewards to push yourself. Increasing motivation takes a mindset shift that will change how you look at the world from where you get your energy to the way you express gratitude.