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  • Rubbing Elbows

    May 15, 2020 by

    Until I can obtain a job, I will be working by myself most the time. This will inevitably impact my learning because working with others allows shared knowledge and experience for the parties to teach each other. The “Rubbing Elbows” pattern from Dave Hoover’s and Adewale Oshineye’s Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman… Read more

  • Sweep the Floor

    May 15, 2020 by

    I will hopefully be starting my software development career soon, and with that I will be joining a new team. Dave Hoover’s and Adewale Oshineye’s Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman’s pattern “Sweep the Floor” suggests “volunteer[ing] for simple, unglamorous, yet necessary, tasks” to contribute to the team. I will be one of… Read more

  • Retrospective 3

    May 6, 2020 by

    It’s time for this project’s last sprint retrospective. At the end of the last sprint, I had started implementing our needed endpoints for our API and had rough versions working. So, my first focus for this sprint was getting the API working [link]. Our definition of done requires testing for an issue to be considered… Read more

  • Concrete Skills

    May 2, 2020 by

    I have no professional developer experience yet, and that can make starting a career difficult. To make up for the lack of experience, I will need to procure and maintain some concrete skills. Concrete skills demonstrate the ability to utilize knowledge. The apprentice pattern “Concrete Skills” from Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman,… Read more

  • Share What You Learn

    April 26, 2020 by

    My work over the semester has required me to explain what I have learned to my teammates. My explanatory skills are not great, but I have been able to make do with the help of live examples. Chances are likely that I will need to do this continuously throughout the future. Since this is an… Read more

  • Dig Deeper

    April 19, 2020 by

    With the final sprint of the semester underway, I have had to learn several new technologies for our LFP microservice over the semester. This has led me to obtain only the necessary knowledge to move forward in the project. Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman,by Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye, has a pattern… Read more

  • Sprint 2: Retrospective

    April 12, 2020 by

    It’s time for another sprint retrospective. Last sprint, our team focused on researching needed technologies and structure of our micro-service. This sprint, our team focused on implementation. We started with deciding coding standards and preparing for the visit with pantry staff. We decided to follow the principles of the first five chapters of Clean Code:… Read more

  • Kindred Spirits

    March 22, 2020 by

    The pattern “Kindred Spirits” in Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman, by Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye, addresses the need for social connections to other software developers. Fostering relationships with kindred spirits will create an environment that promotes curiosity and avoids stagnation. Groups share knowledge which allows members to learn from each other.… Read more

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