Instead of focusing solely on our business, we should try to understand the client’s expectations. Your client’s success is your success. A satisfied customer is our primary source of recommendations. Treat others as you would like others to treat you.
We expect our estimates will have a positive impact on the implementation. The most significant value of the estimation is not the value itself. It is a better understanding of the project, and a consistent view of the tasks carried out.
It is not always possible to be right every time. It didn’t really matter who’s the solution was chosen. What counts for the customer is a well-implemented project that meets his expectations.
GitHub Copilot tries to understand the programmer’s intentions and generate the code closest to the expectations. Aside from generating code, understanding the programmer’s intentions can be a much bigger problem. The use of the code created by this tool remains controversial.
Companies often create strategy plans called roadmaps. In the case of a personal roadmap, the plan is for a specific person - you. It can be a great way to achieve your goals and expectations.
We don’t touch the code in our projects with equal frequency. The tool for automatically discovering candidates comes in handy by identifying the most frequently modified files with high cyclomatic complexity. Then we can focus on these files and make changes to work with better codebase.
Knowledge sharing can be a great way to grow faster. It’s also an excellent opportunity to build the image of the expert. There will always be someone we can help. Our knowledge can be helpful and a huge step in personal development.
Developers and business misunderstand the concept of technical debt. Building on weak foundations can result in losses and risks to your business. Instead of talking about debt, we should talk about missed opportunities.
Taking notes and summaries of meetings can provide a better engagement in discussions. Notes can also be a source of truth and a good reference while working. Do it on paper or immediately digitally, depending on your preferences.
The Elixir 1.12 version introduced some significant changes. The main one is the ability to create scripts and import dependencies via Mix.install. The interactive console can be more helpful in the software development, prototyping and debugging processes.
Since you can’t manage time, let’s try to manage yourself in time. Avoid multitasking, focus on one activity, and try to do the best you can. Group tasks into blocks to reduce context switching. Remember that meetings can be tiring.
Time can be the best gift our loved ones can receive. It’s you who gets to live your one and only life. Don’t let people who won’t ever live with the consequences of your choices determine how you spend your time.
You don’t want to postpone tasks? The best way is to change your approach and set the time window for the project. Instead of dividing up into tasks and thinking about everything right away, you can accomplish as much as you can.
The datasets can be too large to handle entirely in-memory, but we should do the processing. With Ecto.Repo.stream/1 we can process it in batches. Tested in practice solution can come in handy when dealing with CSV export, updating indexes, and much more.
Two ways of handling enumerables dominate Elixir language. Seemingly very similar to each other, offering a matching set of possibilities, but they behave entirely differently.