Agile teams are expected to be cross-functional and self-sufficient.
Shipping is about its whole process of iterative design, development, testing, and deployment based on a shared goal. If a team is able to do only one piece (for example only development), it won’t be able to ship within the same sprint. It will also lead to situations where they can’t work because they are waiting for input from design. Or their output will accumulate because QA won't be able to prioritize it enough to consistently pass it through.
If your agile teams are divided based on their specializations they cannot…
It is possible to build a chatbot for your own website without dependency on a third-party service like Dialogflow or Watson, and without a server. I will show you how to build a chatbot that will completely run in the browser.
Believe it or not, you are likely already using multiple programming paradigms as a developer. Because there is nothing more fun than entertaining your friends with programming theory, here is an article that will help you recognize popular paradigms in your code.
Imperative programming is how we started with Assembly (1949) and continued with languages like C, C++, C#, PHP, and Java. Procedural and object-oriented programming belong under the imperative paradigm.
Your code is based on statements that change the program state by telling the computer how to do things. …
If you are looking just for the solution, then here is the code for filterMap. Thanks for stopping by.
Nowadays, all my code is based on the use of arrow functions. If you are still not using them yourself, then don’t be ashamed of who you are. That’s your parent’s job. Instead, find about all the benefits that you can get by using arrow functions like the cool kids.
This is an example of arrow function and the same code written traditionally:
You may notice that the code is shorter and that there is an arrow. …
Rasa brought some amazing new changes with their new version of Rasa that make it even easier to build your very own chatbot using Python for Natural Language Understanding and Natural Language Processing.
My criteria for choosing Rasa are:
In object-oriented programming, you define your classes.
For example, you specify a parent class
Animal that has a method
move. You continue by creating classes
Dog which will inherit
Animal and add their own methods
Then you decide to develop a…
I tried several approaches to installing Python 3 on Mac, and this is what worked as the best solution for these three goals:
XCode is Apple’s development environment, and you need it’s command line tools. If you are not sure, don’t worry, the system is likely going to prompt you and allow you to install it without any hassle. If you want to be proactive, use your Apple ID to download it from…
React 16.8 came with the addition of React Hooks. I was curious about how far it goes to allow you to replace Redux and create a middleware like Redux Thunk, Observable or Saga.
There are a number of articles about the new method for managing local state with
useState and the global context by using
useContext. There are some articles about how to connect that with your API calls to your backend but they all seem to propose a solution based on
useEffect which in my mind is flawed.
The solution that I have seen is to create a local…
As a follow-up on my article 3 sins of implementing Agile, I am bringing this idea to Scrum, the most common manifestation of Agile. These are some of the most impactful issues that I have seen.
In my experience, a company starts claiming that they do Scrum once they implement Sprints and a Kanban board.
The company implements Sprints as two or three-week development periods used as a planning unit. Before the start of a new Sprint, there is a planning meeting of some kind. Events like Retrospective and even Daily Scrums are often deemed optional and not implemented.
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