Blog / Roundup: Unusual workflows, web design principles, not changing the world, travelling

October 26, 2018

An extreme workflow - Murray S

https://medium.com/@kentbeck_7670/test-commit-revert-870bbd756864

We all know about the red-green-refactor TDD cycle where you start with a failing test, then you make it pass, then you refactor to make it nice. There are other workflows for development however, some of which are stricter than others. This article suggests test && commit || revert; you can only commit code if the tests pass and if they don’t you revert it back to the previous state and start again. I doubt I’d want to do this, but it might be worth trying it as a constraint during a code-retreat or other exercise as I’m sure doing it would teach me something.

The web is agreement - Henry T

https://adactio.com/articles/14321

A talk from the conference “State of the browser” about the influence of HTML’s design principles.

You want HOW MANY years experience?! - Elena T

https://dev.to/jsrn/you-want-how-many-years-experience-4jl4

A fun tool to check how many years a piece of technology has been around.

My phone is spying on me, so I decided to spy on it - Elena T

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-25/my-phone-is-spying-on-me-so-i-decided-to-spy-on-my-phone/10306586

A thing of beauty. Can’t wait to see the final result.

Learning too late from Anthony Bourdain - Elena T

https://medium.com/@jackiehluo/learning-too-late-from-anthony-bourdain-bd1ee2145a04

I’ve discovered that Netflix now has all the seasons of “Parts Unknown” with Anthony Bourdain. As I work my way through them, I ocassionally get a pang of sadness. This article kinda sums that up.

You’re not changing the world - Elena T

https://m.signalvnoise.com/youre-not-changing-the-world-dc5906819e49

A sober voice in an ocean of delusion.

Track of the Week - Igor F

Hello from Recife!

NanĂ¡ Vasconcelos - VOZES