How Slack Harms Projects
Presently, real-time communication tools such as Slack are very popular in business environments. However, use of these tools creates a culture that harms projects. It negatively impacts planning accuracy, implementation quality, product refinements, and design quality. I will tell you about the many issues created by real-time messaging in workplaces, and how to remedy your work culture.
Internal Tickets Create Misery
“Open a ticket.” How often have you heard that phrase at work? When working with freelancers and other companies, creating a ticket is the beginning of something great. When opening a ticket with another department at your company, everyone is headed for a bad time. What makes internal ticket systems so painful? How can they be fixed?
Never Use Reference Constants
Very often in enterprise programming I come across files named XYZConstants. Files with the word “Constants” in it are always indicative of bad design! The problem with these classes is similar to the problem of Utility classes, but it’s slightly different. There is a much, much better design!
Open Source Project Essentials
Open Source software has revolutionized the software industry. It enables truly widespread distribution of both code and coding artifacts that empower modern development. If you or your company are ready to give back to the world, these are the project essentials needed to share your code with the world and supercharge its continued development.