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Woman-Authored Scifi Recommendations

I spent about the last half of 2015 reading only woman-authored scifi. I’ve had a lot of people ask me for recommendations. I’ve been keeping my book lists on goodreads . But, I thought I’d put some here (I’ll update as I think of them). I don’t have time right now to put up reviews of them, but these are ones that I …

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Written by Corey Haines - - Aggregated on Friday January 29, 2016


I'm joining Hearken

Every sabbatical must come to an end Last October, after a year and a half with Wavetable Labs, including the purchase of PowerReviews which led to a refocusing of our business, I decided to take some time to work on personal stuff. And thus started the sabbatical that I’ve been on for the past four months. …

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Written by Corey Haines - - Aggregated on Wednesday February 4, 2015


The best comment section

I've wanted to put this commenting form on a my site for a while. Unfortunately, I think this could come off as too sarcastic and a bit mean. I pride myself on doing my best to not be mean online; I slip up sometimes, sure, but I try to keep friendly and supportive. So, I hate comment sections. They really are …

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Written by Corey Haines - - Aggregated on Tuesday November 25, 2014


Short-lived Branches

tl;dr What if a branch had only a day to live? What if you had a single day to either complete your feature or start over the next day? How would this impact your coding? Sometimes you would work hard to cut features in small-enough sizes. For "longer" features that take n days, you would have n-1 days to use as …

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Written by Corey Haines - - Aggregated on Friday November 21, 2014


An idea about email introductions

Throughout my adult life, I’ve been a bit of a connector . By virtue of this, I often am asked to make an introduction for someone; a person I know is interested in contacting another person I know. I have a standard email format that I use for this, but the most recent time I did it raised a few questions in my mind …

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Written by Corey Haines - - Aggregated on Friday November 14, 2014


Four-Second Test Runs

Qualities of Tests When I talk to people about a test suite, I often say that they should satisfy the 3 F's: Fast - They should be fast as possible to minimize the amount of time to get your feedback. Focused - They should be focused and provide you with specific, immediate details on where the failure …

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Written by Corey Haines - - Aggregated on Sunday May 18, 2014


Speeding Up ActiveRecord Tests

It is no secret that I'm a huge proponent of fast tests and their contribution to effective testing and design techniques. When doing any form of test-first development, the length of the feedback cycle when running individual tests should be as fast as possible. The design techniques associated with test-driven …

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Written by Corey Haines - - Aggregated on Sunday May 4, 2014


Some thoughts on pair-programming styles

Over the past 10 years of practicing extreme programming, I've done a lot of pairing; I've worked in traditional pairing styles, and I've written code with people in less-traditional places. I've worked with folks who have been pairing much longer than I have, and other who had never written code like this before. …

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Written by Corey Haines - - Aggregated on Sunday March 16, 2014