Blog: Actively Lazy (David Green)


202 blogs updated: 58 min. ago
Friction in Software
Friction can be a very powerful force when building software. The things that are made easier or harder can dramatically influence how we wo...
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21-02-2017 22:04:39 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing
Copy & paste driven development
Software development is rife with copy & paste: all of us resort to copy and paste coding sometimes. We know we probably shouldn't, but we d...
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08-02-2017 22:56:31 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing
Never trust a passing test
One of the lessons when practising TDD is to never trust a passing test. If you haven't seen the test fail, are you sure it can fail? Red Gr...
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24-01-2017 23:40:48 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing
Project vs product teams
One of the hardest things for companies trying to be agile is how to structure teams. Back in the bad-old days, teams would form around a pr...
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18-01-2017 23:05:16 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing
Cross-functional teams
Cross-functional teams aren't a new idea. And yet, somehow, we still don't seem to have got the memo. I was listening to the excellent Scott...
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10-01-2017 23:07:34 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing
Downsizing society
The world is becoming increasingly automated. Jobs that were once done by people are now frequently done by machines instead. This started o...
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05-01-2017 21:44:03 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing
Code awareness levels
Writing code is all about working at multiple levels of abstraction concurrently. But as well as working at multiple levels of abstraction t...
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28-07-2016 10:58:28 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing
Continuum of Design
How best to organise your code? At one end of the scale there is a god class a single, massive entity that stores all possible functions; at...
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17-05-2016 08:59:11 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing
How many builds?
I'm always amazed at the seemingly high pain threshold .net developers have when it comes to tooling. I've written before about the poor sta...
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08-03-2016 22:34:11 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing
Longevity of Source Code
Take a look at the code you work in day-to-day. How long has it been there? How old is it? Six months old? A year? Maybe five years old? Ten...
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24-02-2016 22:23:18 Actively Lazy (David Green) Agile & Testing

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