July, 2013

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Seven signs of dysfunctional engineering teams

Seven signs of dysfunctional engineering teams Preference for process over tools Excessive deference to the leader or worse, founder Unwillingness to confront technical debt Not invented here syndrome Disinterest in sustaining a Just Culture Monoculture

Learning JsonCpp

Learning JsonCpp: a C++ JSON parser tutorial Update (29 July 2013): I tagged v1.0.0 of the code on github. It loads and saves a JSON file properly. I ran into a weird issue with iterators but I think that’s my own fault for not completely understanding how to reference/dereference them. I’mRead More

django-registration doesn’t have the best maintenance

I’ve been looking at using the django-registration library at work for one of our projects and initially, I was very very pleased. The project is written by a Django core developer so the code itself is excellent and the documentation is up-to-date and there are many others using it soRead More

GMail Inbox tabs and category labels

GMail Inbox tabs and category labels Just switched to them, they’re kinda sorta awesome. I wish that Thunderbird had this feature and other free/open source mail clients.