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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…