This collection of posts is about the less technical stuff related to the work I do. You'll find less in the way of code fragments and geeky pedantry and more opinions about professional software development and IT related subjects.
A slightly ranty talk about why language picker widgets should not include country flags as prettifying icons
There are various important things to bear in mind with permanent remote working. There are also many little things that weren't obvious to me initially, that I thought I'd share just for interest.
Code reviews are a good idea for many reasons. They encourage people to share their opinions on how code should look at its prettiest and also what they like to see when they're called in to look at the ashes of a dead production app.
These are my opinions on reviewing code with a view to swearing as little as possible if I have to see it again when stressed.
I get a lot of questions about the fine details of what remote working actually involves for software development. So here's a few descriptions of how various activities play out when I'm working from home.
I've been remote working as a software developer for more than 12 years. That's full time remote, with occasional trips to "the office". Here's a few of the things I've learnt and passed on to other remoties as we've built a remote working team.