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Linkdump for August 14th

by Rob Friesel
  • Via Joe Stump's Tumblr. Conrad Shawcross is making some interesting sculpture.
    (tagged: artist art )
  • Filed under "edge cases, but interesting edge cases".
    (tagged: JavaScript )
  • Steve Yegge:

    It's possible to write in a liberal language with a conservative accent, but it's very hard (and worse, discouraged) to write in a conservative language with a liberal accent.

  • Diana Larsen and James Shore, writing at MartinFowler.com:

    Turnover is the other major cause of fluency loss. A team that gains or loses too many members may have trouble sustaining what it’s learned. This is a particular problem for organizations that assemble new teams for every project rather than assigning projects to long-lived teams.

    It's a bit of a long read, and most of its value is in the first half, but they make quite a few interesting points about Agile and how it's practiced. The tl;dr version seems to be: "Practice at the level you strive to be (not the level you think you are), and be patient while you ramp up." Now we just need someone to come up with a roadmap on how to overcome the technical debt you're already carrying…

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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