#Issue10
3 posts

What does debugging a program look like?

- reproduce your bug, and reproduce it quickly - accept that it’s probably your code’s - fault - start doing experiments, change one thing at a time
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What does debugging a program look like?

  • reproduce your bug, and reproduce it quickly
  • accept that it’s probably your code’s fault
  • start doing experiments, change one thing at a time
  • check your assumptions
  • throw error messages, don’t just silently fail
  • print out a stack of errors, not just one error to get to the root issue quickly
  • develop a true understanding of what the error messages mean

Full post here, 10 mins read

Why we always start with CI/CD

CI/CD leads to the adoption of best practices & standardization (feature branches, code reviews, etc.) the deployment process is automated, reproducible and documented
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Why we always start with CI/CD

  • CI/CD leads to the adoption of best practices & standardization (feature branches, code reviews, etc.)
  • the deployment process is automated, reproducible and documented
  • anyone can deploy the software at any time
  • can ship smaller chunks in production more often
  • can fix bugs introduced in production more rapidly

Full post here, 6 mins read

Technical Decision Making

Tips for effective technical decision making: Define the problem first. Then look at tooling options to solve it. Prioritize solving real problems over the most visible problems.
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Technical Decision Making

Tips for effective technical decision making:

  • Define the problem first. Then look at tooling options to solve it.
  • Prioritize solving real problems over the most visible problems.
  • Be cognizant of the present context while pattern matching solutions from the past.
  • Choose a tool that doesn’t add too much collateral complexity to your system
  • Ensure you define what an impactful project looks like for your company.
  • Plan projects in a way that no subproblem can become the single point of failure for the entire project.

Full post here, 8 mins read