Jake Trent

Verbal Value Statements

Language is powerful. It’s super interesting to discern viewpoints based on language used. We make value statements all the time. Depending on how we view something, we’ll describe it differently. This is just as true in software and software dev as anything.

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Slack Survival Guide

Slack is a fantastic tool. It allows always-on group chat in this spirit of Hipchat or Campfire or your friends’ group text thread that just won’t end. You can create channels, public or private, to suit your purpose. You can gather communities together to talk about specific things. Slack can become an invaluable source of communication and information for you and your teams. Without a bit of management and care, however, it can become a burden that distracts you from the essence of your work.

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Why Log Your Issues

When you’re working on a software project, what’s the most important deliverable? Why, the software! It’s your eventual product. Along the way, however, there will be some things you can do that will make it more likely you successfully ship great software. One of those is logging issues. Here’s why you might want to do it.

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