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Real answers to questions about work and life in software development.

Are you just starting your first software development job? Or working towards that next step in your career, and wondering how to work more effectively with your boss and teammates? Just wondering if software engineering is for you, and how to get into the industry? Or managing developers, and wondering how?

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Aug 22, 2021

The short answer here is of course "yes". The episode elaborates why, when, and for who unit tests have the greatest value, how to overcome reasons not to write tests, and lists arguments for why unit tests are important. 


Note: I mis-spoke in the episode - the full term for TDD is, of course, correctly...

Aug 8, 2021

It's not only about getting a job - it's about getting the right one. But how can you figure out if a company that makes you an offer is actually a company you want to work for?


This episode describes a few non-obvious factors, like how the stage of life or the type of company influences what kind of workplace it will...