Riffing About Stand-ups

I recently had an experience where my team’s stand-ups were taking almost half an hour to do. They should never go on that long. Thankfully, several people noticed, spoke up about it, and we as a team took steps to resolve the issue. This made me think about stand-ups. I figured, why not write a blog post about my stand-up thoughts and experiences?

Lessons Learned From Sandi Metz's Practical Object-Oriented Design In Ruby (The First Half)

At work, our reading group has been reading Practical Object-Oriented Design In Ruby by Sandi Metz. At the point of writing this blog post, we are about halfway through the book. Sandi’s book has a number of valuable insights and provides interesting perspectives on OO design. I’d like to share some of what I’ve learned in the course of reading the book.

Closures in JavaScript

In a previous post, I discussed some subtleties in regard to different ways to define functions in JavaScript, as well as a number of JavaScript features and how they relate to the various ways functions can be defined. I want to build upon that last post and discuss another interesting feature of JavaScript: closures.

Functions In JavaScript

At my job, I usually work on our C# backend, but I occasionally get to do some work in JavaScript. Not having nearly as much JavaScript experience as C# experience, I encounter things I don’t quite understand.