Make your Pull Requests so small

that you annoy reviewers so often that they just give up and join you in a pairing session instead.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

WIP ⇆ waiting times

Long waiting times in the system incentivize increase in WIP.
And, the higher the WIP, the longer the waiting times will be.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

When you reduce the queue time

processing time will get shorter as well because the feedback gets incorporated faster.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Every change is a loss for someone

Shift in “outcomes over outputs” takes away power from people that used to have monopoly on defining solutions and next steps.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Every long feedback loop

is (most probably) caused by:

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

It's not about sharing the same database that's a problem

One more in “it’s not about X. It’s about about Y” series.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

It's not about long-lived branches that's a problem

It’s not about long-lived branches per se that’s an anti-pattern. It’s about coding in isolation for too long without getting the feedback.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Event Sourcing and cheap storage space as enablers of ever higher scalability

Maybe late to the party, but just realized an interesting interplay between Event Sourcing and ever cheaper storage space.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

On Timeouts in Distributed Systems

Here’s a brain dump of thoughts I kept in my head about timeouts in distributed systems.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović

Expressive domain as incremental refactoring enabler

Being expressive about the domain doesn’t only improve readability, but also reduces coupling, which in turn enables incremental refactoring.

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Author's profile picture Dragan Stepanović