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Time has passed… In commit messages, describe intent rather than implementation details. (thanks Remco!) Using github? Then you can refer to issues in your commit messages using #. Ie when there is an issue (#12), and you want to fix it. Just refer to it with a #12 and Github will automatically link your commit to the issue. It always takes more time then you always think to revamp your project(s). Start with why. Easier said then done though. (Reading the book, so I might write a review about that soon) Paypal’s functionality to change your password… Read Article →

Another week has passed: Unlike in Windows; in Chrome you cannot easily focus on your bookmarks bar with a keyboard short key on Mac OS X. If you want to run rake tasks in your specs in a before block, be sure to set a line[code language=”ruby”]Rake::Task[name].reenable[/code] so you can re-execute them every time. Rake seems to remember which task has been executed, so you cannot execute it twice. If you want to stub out STDOUT messages (like with ‘puts’) in your spec, use:[code language=”ruby”]STDOUT.stubs(:puts)[/code] When in doubt, speak up. Always. With Scrum, big stories… Read Article →

Some time has passed, and I’ve learned new stuff again: Updating a single gem is not done with ‘bundle update <gemname>’ but in fact with ‘bundle update –source <gemname>’. See this post for more info on that. Mailbox (iOS) is a really neat mail program. I really love this ‘remind me later’ stuff which keeps my mailbox clean and keeps me from writing these reminders myself in the Calendar app. With CTRL-F2 you can get focus on the menu bar in any mac app. (more keyboard shortcuts here) With JSONLint you can easily verify JSON…. Read Article →

I am learning so much every day at Zilverline, and I’d really like to write them down some time and share. Mostly just because this way I can summarise what I’ve learned and carve it into my brains. And it also gives me the chance to show you how awesome it is to be creating software at Zilverline. As a Scrum Master, be more pro-active pursuing (solving) impediments for the team. I really need to fix my tmux issues so I can develop Ruby (on Rails) in VIM properly. You can use keyboard shortcuts in GMail, awesome! I… Read Article →

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