Weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books and anything else we felt compelled to share with others
Year 3 - Edition 52
A Fistful of Links is a weekly newsletter about leadership, technology, books, and anything else we felt compelled to share with others, brought to you by Og Maciel and Mirek Długosz.
Tests that help you find defects faster
By Philipp Giese
Next to making sure that your code works now, it’s also important to make sure that developers are able to fix defects in the future. The first step to achieving this is to write tests. Preferably, you are writing the tests before you write the code. But even if you have done that your tests might still be inaccessible to other developers or make it hard for them to figure out what broke. Here’s my list of properties that make tests go from good to great.
I needed to figure out what a Quality Strategy is and what makes it unique in a DevOps world. Instead of trying to come up with a definition, I started considering what are some quality specific aspects within the CALMS framework that would help a DevOps transformation. So, here are a few ideas on the Culture, Automation, Lean, Measurement and Sharing aspects to consider that might improve the overall quality of a system, from idea to end user.
Working With Cross Functional Teams: Master Effective Collaboration In The Workplace
By Vinita Bansal
While working with cross functional teams should enable people to step up and learn new skills, an opportunity to go beyond tasks, learn and practice leadership skills, it hardly works that way. It looks like a mad powerhouse with few key decision makers and everyone else simply there to do their job (and nothing more).
This blog post is about taking lessons from The Last Dance and applying them to the engineering world. I’ll focus on the processes that took place in the Chicago Bulls that converted them from a great team to the best group of their time. A lot can be learned from the different approaches that the coaches took and the different behaviors of Michael Jordan that led to this improvement in the team’s performance.