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Woman-Authored Scifi Recommendations

Written by Corey Haines / Original link on Jan. 28, 2016

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 the…


I'm joining Hearken

Written by Corey Haines / Original link on Feb. 3, 2015

Every sabbatical must come to an endLast 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…


The best comment section

Written by Corey Haines / Original link on Nov. 24, 2014

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…


Short-lived Branches

Written by Corey Haines / Original link on Nov. 20, 2014

tl;drWhat 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…


An idea about email introductions

Written by Corey Haines / Original link on Nov. 13, 2014

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 qu…


Four-Second Test Runs

Written by Corey Haines / Original link on May. 17, 2014

Qualities of TestsWhen 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 failur…