Month: November 2018

How to tackle technical debt

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Mining for debt Recently on Slack one of my colleagues shared this comic from Monkey User. I thought it was a great metaphor.  The world of software moves extremely fast. Inside a given company the codebase is constantly changing with the addition of new features. Outside the company is an entire world of open source software development, shipping updates to all of the libraries, frameworks and databases that are being used. With time, piling on […]

Switching to a remote manager

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git merge In the last four weeks, I’ve made a transition from having my line manager based in the same office, which has been a situation I’ve been used to for all of my professional life, to having them be remote. In my case this has happened because of the merger of Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon. The CTO of the combined company is now based in Boston, and I’m in Brighton, England. I have a […]