The Language of Stuck 🔐

Happy Friday!April is such an interesting month. Weather changes for a lot of us, allergies begin to make our lives miserable, school is wrapping up, and taxes are due. It's a month full of transitions.I hope that's all going well for you.Speaking of...

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Apr 15, 2022
Do You Code Review Your Tests 🎢

Happy Friday,A big thanks to those of you who emailed me with encouragement and shared my excitement about bees! They're happy and healthy. I was freaking out the first time, being the proud dad of ~20,000 new kids can do that.Especially since it sno...

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Apr 08, 2022
How Does Engineering Get Time For Tech Debt? 👻

Happy Friday!First, I want to share some fairly exciting personal news. In 2013 my wife gave me a gift that was to take beekeeping classes. I've always been fascinated by bees, so this class was wonderful.Sadly, I never got to apply that knowledge.Un...

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Apr 01, 2022
A Couple Quick Links 😁

Happy Friday!This newsletter is going to be a bit different from than the ones I typically write. Instead of writing about a particular topic, I'm going to share a few links and resources that might be interesting for you.It was either that or write...

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Mar 25, 2022
The Power of Why ❓

Happy Friday,Last week I took a small snapshot into the practicality and economics of testing, and thank you to everyone who responded and even shared it. Moments like that keep me writing.I was thinking about teams and motivation this week, and a th...

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Mar 18, 2022
A Case for Tests

Happy Friday,I know all of you wake up each Friday in anticipation for my emails, and last week I missed and this week its coming late. I apologize for that, and you're welcome and encouraged to reply with a verbal thrashing.I've suddenly had to star...

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Mar 11, 2022
I'd Like to Share a Success 🥰

Happy Friday,I would like to start this email out with a bit of a confession. I don't handle compliments well. One of the things I've been trying to work on for a while now is not only graciously accepting them, but trying to sincerely see them as tr...

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Feb 25, 2022
Onboarding and CCPA 😴

Happy Friday,I was sitting down this morning to work on this newsletter when my inbox had an email from someone requesting I delete all the information I have about them. I had wanted to build a service to do this as well to help with CCPA, but ultim...

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Feb 11, 2022
Collect Options 🍭

Happy Friday,Well, a few days ago I got hit with the snowstorm that I'm sure has affected many of you. So I'm writing from a drafty room by a window at my in-laws farm. Yesterday we went sledding the way folks out here do, which is taking a sawed in...

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Feb 04, 2022
How Much Are You Worth? 💵

Happy Friday!I work with a lot of people who are trying to get a new job and get hung up on the compensation. They inevitably experience a dilemma of seeing how much compensation they could potentially make, but they don't want a crappy job either.Wh...

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Jan 28, 2022