« Scott Nonnenberg

Posts tagged 'feedback-loop'

Top ten pull request review mistakes 2017 Jan 25

I’ve worked on a whole lot of GitHub-hosted projects, whether personal, open-source, or on contract. Sometimes using the public GitHub, and other times GitHub Enterprise. But one thing is the same... Read more »

Find a test rhythm (Dev productivity tip #4) 2017 Jan 11

I’ve been told that I’m a very productive developer. And I want you to have my techniques! Welcome to my fourth developer productivity tip: Find a test rhythm. Stop worrying about test philosophy... Read more »

Web application test strategy 2016 Nov 16

I’m a huge fan of TDD, and I definitely track code coverage for my projects. But I’ve previously said that focusing on 100% code coverage is a bad idea. And teams frequently focus testing effort on... Read more »

Understand the problem (Dev productivity tip #1) 2016 Sep 13

I’ve been told that I’m a very productive developer. How do I do it? You’re about to find out! Welcome to the first of my developer productivity tips: Understand the Problem. Tutorials and... Read more »

Carrots, not sticks 2016 Jun 23

It may feel satisfying to use punishment to get people to do what you want. But by doing that you ignore human psychology, creating resentment which will eventually make it harder to achieve your... Read more »

Customizing Agile 2016 Jun 07

Ever since the term Agile started to take hold in larger organizations, there’s been a growing backlash among developers. Sadly, this is to be expected. As I pointed out in my last post on Agile... Read more »

The Why of Agile 2016 Jan 12

Hi, I'm Scott. I've written both server and client code in many languages for many employers and clients. I've also got a bit of an unusual perspective, since I've spent time in roles outside the pure 'software developer.' You can find me on Mastodon.