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Github Actions for web apps

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Arguably, the key feature that made Gitlab a market leading platform was their decision to build the platform as an end-to-end application delivery service including version control, CI, Infrastructure, community engagement, and so on. The simplicity that comes with this centralisation made Gitlab really stand out when compared to the Atlassian suite of Bitbucket, Jira, Bamboo. Even more when compared to Github at the time, since their market offering pretty much started and ended at git (with some other things like gh-pages, marketplace, etc).

Top albums of 2019

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Software I actually believe in

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I do a lot of complaining about privacy and annoying products, but there are some that I believe really do a good job. These are some companies whose products and missions are appealing enough I'd want to work there.

My Muscle Chef: A case study for iterative development

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Agile development is something that has evolved to become a bit of a joke in the software industry, much like an obscure gag amongst friends that evolves over time to the point where the humour is incomprehensible to anyone on the outside. Today, we may find ourselves being handed little laminated cut-outs with clipart of t-shirts on it and being implored to stick it on the wall, playing estimate poker, or writing love letters to team members in a retrospective meeting. In my experience, it seems to be common understanding amongst programmers that the ceremonies associated with Agile err on the side of bizarre, but businesses love it. In my estimation, it’s the idea that they are fostering a collaborative environment. Whether or not it’s just an illusion is another story, but in the age of Blockchain, chatbots, and machine learning, Agile is king.

Top albums of 2018

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Top albums of 2017

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