I just reviewed 100+ LinkedIN profiles

You won’t believe what I learned I just reviewed over a hundred LinkedIN profiles (yes, we’re hiring at OLX — I reviewed Go developer profiles in this case). People love listicles (at least the non testy ones), so here’s one summing up my key take-aways from this experience. There’s just 4: People who write a “Summary” of themselves — youContinue reading “I just reviewed 100+ LinkedIN profiles”

Making Mistakes Productive Using the Five Whys

Asking why — image taken from https://pixabay.com/en/house-painter-balloon-why-question-3062248/ Most companies have some rules or guidelines in place for whenever an “incident” happens, be it an outage or something else that impacts customers. Some companies call them incident reports, others root cause analyses. Sadly, too often, producing these types of reports is seen as a chore — essentially punishment for standingContinue reading “Making Mistakes Productive Using the Five Whys”

From the Armchair

The distance trap “That sounds like something an automated test should have caught.” “If you cannot catch a basic bug like this, then what the hell is QA doing?” “If you would just add step X to your process, you wouldn’t have this issue.” Distance simplifies things. On the abstract, everything is easy; when you getContinue reading “From the Armchair”