1. The Problem with Paydown - and your team's happiness

    Your credit card debt is out. of. control. What do you do? Budget paydown! In software development, we try to apply that same idea of budgeting paydown to technical debt in our applications.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    December 7, 2018
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Sam Jones
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    Process
  2. The Three-Things Theorem of Function Intention

    Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, has gone through a modern mathematical renaissance. The folding process was originally passed down between generations orally. Recently, though, artists have developed a way to document the steps to fold a shape with a diagram called a crease pattern.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    August 3, 2018
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Sam Jones
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    Development
  3. Questioning Responsibility

    I can imagine paleontologists drooling over our applications’ changelogs. I’m sure they wish they had a record of the exact environment that caused a recently uncovered Protoceratops to grow that very interesting third eyeball.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    February 7, 2018
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Sam Jones
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    Development
  4. Culling Conditionals with Abstractions

    Growing up near the Great Lakes, I’m well aware of the threat that Asian carp are posing on the polluted lakes we endearingly call the “North Coast”. It seems that these carp can’t be stopped.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    December 13, 2017
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Sam Jones
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    Development
  5. Shape Testing with JavaScript Streams and Lodash FP

    Shape test changing data Have you ever written an end-to-end test against a live API? I have, and it’s hard. It’s tough to do because the data returned from that live API is always changing.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    August 3, 2017
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Sam Jones
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    JavaScript
  6. Remote Pairing with Tmate and Tmux

    Here’s the situation. You LOVE tmux, and you use it all the time to organize your terminal and create a workspace. You’ve created a new tmux session where you will do your work named funproject.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    July 21, 2017
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    Sam Jones
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    Remote
  7. Accessibility Techniques

    Accessibility techniques are a way to create a more usable experience for all users. An accessible experience can be viewed as a continuum, and this post is an introduction to techniques that span that continuum.
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    April 28, 2017
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    Sam Jones
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    Accessibility
  8. Accessibility Is Usability

    Our goal when creating an accessible experience is to ensure that users with vision, auditory, motor, or cognitive disabilities are able to navigate all web content. Accessibility guidelines exist to eliminate barriers that would otherwise hinder equal access to a significant percentage of the population.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    April 7, 2017
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Sam Jones
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    Accessibility
  9. Test Organization With Contexts

    Many of my favorite languages have testing libraries that support specs. Two distinct standouts that do not support contexts are C# and Java; luckily, their language features still allow the same goals to be achieved.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    February 17, 2017
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Sam Jones
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Testing

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