Change is good. Change is a sign of life. Change that moves you towards your goal is a Good Thing™.
I keep running across questions on various lists along the lines of “why is agile better than waterfall, besides it not being waterfall?” The answer to that bit me once again over the weekend: agility is better because, done reasonably well, it responds to change far better (by any standard) than waterfall does.
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Like a lot of people, I’m really excited by the promise of Docker. A reproducible, reliable environment that banishes “it works on my machine” from any team’s vocabulary? What’s not to like?
I routinely have open at least one of two Git GUI interfaces; GitHub for Mac (aka GH:Mac) and [Atlassian SourceTree]http://www.sourcetreeapp.com). They each have their uses; GitHub for Mac is drop-dead simple, deliberately eschewing the level of detailed features of SourceTree. (For example, I don’t think it’s possible to cherry-pick commits using GH:Mac; in SourceTree, it’s very straightforward.)
(But it tries, at least on first appearances.)
If Linus’s Law means anything, having a monocultural, uniformly male team is playing Russian roulette with several bullets more than necessary. (Which has been formally proven.)
My world is that of startups. I’ve been working at early stage companies or starting them for almost fifteen years now. So my worldview is a bit colored by the needs of startups, but I submit that these needs translate to those of any organization faced with the challenge of delivering a…