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Productive Slacking

Written by Rafael Dohms / Original link on Oct. 18, 2019

Back in 2016 I joined Usabilla, just around the time we were evaluating our work chat solutions. Usabilla was at the time on Hipchat and Slack was the up and coming solution, with plenty of advanced features and goodies. I will not try to sell Slack here, but it clearly was the better contender and …


Solving conflicts in composer.lock

Written by Rafael Dohms / Original link on Nov. 28, 2016

We have all been there:CONFLICT (content): Merge conflict in composer.lockAutomatic merge failed; fix conflicts and then commit the result.Don’t panic, breathe, let’s walk through this.Since I joined Usabilla, I have been working once more in a large team. With more people involved in the process …


Land ho! New challenge ahead.

Written by Rafael Dohms / Original link on Jun. 30, 2016

A few months ago I posted about the situation at my former company and the uncertain future of our team. During these 3 months we explored many new opportunities and interviewed with many companies, from startups to consolidated giants, from financial market to education and user feedback, it was …


Code Reviews – Not just a quality tool

Written by Rafael Dohms / Original link on May. 17, 2016

I’m a big fan of Code Reviews, or Peer Reviews, within the work flow of a team. But many times when talking about them people refer to them mostly as a tool to avoid bugs, improve quality or the overlooking of details. While these things do surely come out of having a review process, I do not belie…


Need a Lead? Here’s my story.

Written by Rafael Dohms / Original link on Apr. 5, 2016

After 2,5 years working with Symbid, our paths must now diverge. After having contributed as a partner company and then joined to build the in-house development team that would later form the base of Symbid’s Product Development team, and finally push it over into a fintech company, sadly we part …


20 Years of PHP, and how I got on this train

Written by Rafael Dohms / Original link on Jun. 8, 2015

PHP, the most loved and hated language on the internet turns 20 today, 20 years ago Rasmus released Personal HomePages to the public, what happened next will blow you away™.Ben Ramsey called on us to blog about our history, so I decided to take a few minutes and do just that.Back in the 90’s in the …