1. What Can You Do in 6 Weeks?

    When planning for a cycle in Shape Up, the biggest question is what you can do in 6 weeks. A well designed pitch shapes a problem in a way that it can be solved in 6 weeks.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    August 4, 2020
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Dayton Nolan
    Sam Jones
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    Process
  2. Shape Up Your Project Planning

    You've been doing Agile for a while, and have a history with waterfall. Neither seem to improve the problems your team having with project planning, though. What do you try next? Shape Up brings revolutionary feedback loops to your project planning model along with new models of trust and health to your team.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    May 4, 2020
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Brittany Moore
    Sam Jones
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    Process
  3. Our Pair Programming Ethos

    Pair programming is more than just a way to build software, it’s the way we build teams. Great software is made by great teams. At Test Double, we value pair programming, and over the years we’ve refined our technique.
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    April 21, 2020
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Joel Helbling
    Sam Jones
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    Consulting
  4. 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
  5. 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
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Development
  6. 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
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Development
  7. 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
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Development
  8. Remote Pairing with Tmate and Tmux

    Have an existing tmux session? Need to pair remotely? Share it with tmate!
    Time An icon of a clock Publish Date
    July 21, 2017
    Person An icon of a human figure Authors
    Sam Jones
    Category An icon of a paper organzier Categories
    Remote

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