There's a way to organize your work, stay focused, avoid mistakes, and be hyper-productive that you can learn in five minutes using sticky notes and markers. It’s called Kanban, and Eric Brechner, an Xbox development manager and author of Agile Project Management with Kanban, has been using it with multiple teams for the past four years. In this video, Eric talks about his book, how he introduced Kanban to Microsoft, and walks you through a Kanban exercise.
In this excerpt from Learn More Python the Hard Way LiveLessons (Workshop), Zed A. Shaw presents Lesson 3.3: Second Test Implementation.
Functions in Python have a variety of extra features that make the programmer’s life easier. Some are similar to capabilities in other programming languages, but many are unique to Python. These extras can make a function’s purpose more obvious. They can eliminate noise and clarify the intention of callers. They can significantly reduce subtle bugs that are difficult to find. In this excerpt from Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python, Brett Slatkin shows you 4 best practices for function arguments in Python.
In this chapter from NoSQL for Mere Mortals, Dan Sullivan helps you understand ways of assessing document database models and choosing the best techniques for your needs.
This will be a quick post about the changing times and how, with the purchase of a large-scale media company, the death of free speech is ever nearing.
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