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Big changes coming to Selenium::Remote::Driver πŸ”— 1610950973  

Selenium v4 looks like some good stuff, so it's about time to bring it all to the Perl community since it's going mainstream this February.

Troglodyne Live! Hot Take Testing πŸ”— 1609527292  

Wherein we give the YT streaming a shot, talking about "old news" but that still has the potential for huge implications.

TrogloVlog: Episode 26 - Core Values and Playing House πŸ”— 1609166692  

Turns out, "Core Values" can be hugely important and valuable for your company. Too bad hardly anyone uses them in a way that makes sense. Book Discussed: "You Need More Money" by Matt Manero

TrogloVlog: Episode 25 - Cute Animal Bins to stuff your programmers in! πŸ”— 1607807220  

Whee! This management stuff is easy! ...well, maybe not lol Probably not the best idea to compare your employees to zoo animals

TrogloVlog: Episode 24 - Atlassian kills self hosted! Woe unto these companies with that product? πŸ”— 1607803196  

Nah, turns out they probably would have saved money and incurred less risk by just outsourcing that concern in the first place. Atlassian is spot on with the marketing here (and we're not even shilling!)

Press release discussed:
https://www.atlassian.com/migration/journey-to-cloud

TrogloVlog: Episode 23: Don't put Vault Doors on Crackhouses! πŸ”— 1607798051  

Premature Optimization? Put down the pipe!

Troglovlog: Episode 22 - Codes of Comfort πŸ”— 1607797572  

Part 2 of the last cast. Now that we've got inauthenticity and coercion out of the way, let's strike to the heart of the matter: Comfort is overrated!

Troglovlog: Episode 21 - Codes of Coercion πŸ”— 1607796599  

Sometimes management at a firm will codify certain attitudes or practices that employees must hold or follow. Unfortunately, this guarantees inauthenticity. Don't make this mistake unless you want employees to gain cognitive dissonance about your corporate brand.

TrogloVlog: Episode 20 - MicroISV Hero discovers Economic Coordination and the Structure of Production! πŸ”— 1607795580  


TrogloVlog: Episode 19 - Do Patents in the Software World make sense? πŸ”— 1607794686  

Like all headlines with a question mark at the end, the answer is (unsurprisingly) NO. Most of the time patents are an excuse to not actually do the work required to get what you need done, instead validating your identity as "an innovator".

TrogloVlog: Episode 18 - Why Checklists Work in QA and Development πŸ”— 1607793591  

Checklists are used often in many industries, but even to this day we still see a disturbing lack of checklisting in software. Don't make this mistake!

TrogloVlog: Episode 17 - The magic is Showing Up πŸ”— 1607757999  

But how does one show up to work?? Search, of course. In this video we talk in general about how this all works.

Let's see if we can learn how to make magic internet money together!

TrogloVlog: Episode 16 - Why telling Stories is Important πŸ”— 1607757425  

Not just for your business, but for ours as well!

Article mentioned:
https://ariyh.substack.com/p/attach-a-ritual-to-your-product

TrogloVlog: Episode 13 - Judging Risks and Rewards as a fellow traveler in Software πŸ”— 1607752097  

This time we come in with an episode that tries to "bring it all back together" regarding things we've been talking about these past few weeks. We cannot stress enough the importance of judging risks and properly estimating expected rewards as it regards success both in software projects and your own life!

TrogloVlog: Episode 12 - Coinbase declares neutrality in the Culture War! πŸ”— 1607745352  

Maybe they were watching the last video??? lol

Anyways, the pros and cons of this are discussed in the video, as it jibes pretty well with the previous cast's content.

TrogloVlog: Episode 11 - Getting ahead in Modern Organizations πŸ”— 1607742351  

Thought working hard was going to get you ahead in life? Think again. Organizational goals are always trumped by the personal goals of the people you immediately report to. As such, get good at fulfilling those instead if you want to get ahead.

Article mentioned:
https://defmacro.substack.com/p/how-to-get-promoted

TrogloVlog: Episode 10 - Critical Theory? In MY organization? πŸ”— 1607740478  

It's less useful than you think.

In this video we'll go over the ways that critical theory can both help or hinder your organization depending on the context. Make sure you properly research all things you would inject into your corporate culture, as these things have far reaching consequences!

TrogloVlog: Episode 9 - Action, Leadership, Comfort and Confrontations in the Software Industry πŸ”— 1607738803  

There's a lot of misunderstanding out in the corporate world about what is needed to be an effective employee or how to lead others. Learn why this is such a daunting task that even those with the "synthetic" authority to do something about it rarely ever do so. Protect yourself from toxic teams by turning those roadblocks into people who pull in your direction instead!

TrogloVlog Episode 8: Profit and Principle 2 - Mozillan Boogaloo! πŸ”— 1607736361  

Well, it sure seems we hit the nail on the head with a previous cast. Turns out the reason a big company (this time in the "not for profit" corporate milieu) failed was because they were playing house. See the dangers before it is too late for you and your company!

TrogloVlog: Episode 7: PRO Tips for the aspiring software developer πŸ”— 1607731380  

How to maximize your return on efforts if you wanna live that Tech Bro lyfe!

TrogloVlog: Episode 6 - Profit and Principle in Programming πŸ”— 1607726722  

Why is it that older programmers typically don't get as much love in startups, yet why do they pull the ship at "evil" firms? Could it be that corporate values and revenue model conflicts lead to cognitive dissonance that can harm your company? Learn the ways to avoid this so that you can focus on what is important: Solving Customer Problems!

Articles discussed:
https://blog.ploeh.dk/2020/09/14/we-need-young-programmers-we-need-old-programmers/
https://somehowmanage.com/2020/09/20/revenue-model-not-culture-is-the-dominant-term/

TrogloVlog: Episode 5 - Project Management doesn't care about your Feelings πŸ”— 1607717032  

Learn the ways that your feelings and the feelings of others can get in the way of making the products that your customers actually wanted to make!

Also discussed: Internal software development projects that you can't figure out a return on (or cost reduction for) probably aren't worth doing.

TrogloVlog: Episode 4 - Putting your Users to Work in Software πŸ”— 1607585909  

There's a lot of irrational FUD around the roles your users play regarding software testing. In this video we'll describe two ways that you can leverage existing and new users to gather data on usage, bugs or anything else your organization may deem important without even needing to be sleazy about it!

TrogloVlog: Episode 3 - The most important aspect of a tester πŸ”— 1607572922  

The Koala Tee Mindset

My first lesson in being an effective tester was getting thrown in the deep end headfirst. I'm scarred forever! In a good way.

TrogloVlog: Episode 2 - Your Baby is Ugly and that's OK πŸ”— 1607570580  

A lot of times Developers and Software Quality Assurance butt heads because they are emotionally invested in something other than pleasing the customer. Spot these issues in your employees' mental models so that you can root it out!

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