- Jun 2021
Rather than write new tooling we decided to take advantage of tooling we had in place for our unit tests. Our unit tests already used FactoryBot, a test data generation library, for building up test datasets for a variety of test scenarios. Plus, we had already built up a nice suite of helpers that we coud re-use. By using tools and libraries already a part of the backend technology’s ecosystem we were able to spend less time building additional tooling. We had less code to maintain because of this and more time to work on solving our customer’s pain points.
- reuse/leverage existing _ when possible
- software stack: choosing: factors: familiarity/experience
- don't reinvent the wheel
- avoid extra/needless work
- software stack: choosing: factors: code reuse
- don't repeat yourself
- Feb 2021
Tepper, S., & Neil Lewis, J. (2021). When the Going Gets Tough, How Do We Perceive the Future? PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/pkaxn
- Oct 2020
If you want to implement a form with a superb User Experience, you have to take care of many variables:
- form design
- too hard/difficult/much work to expect end-developers to write from scratch (need library to do it for them)
- user experience
- difficult/hard problem
- easy to get wrong
- can't keep entire system in your mind at once (software development) (scope too large)
- a lot of things to consider
- Aug 2020
The COVID-19 Crisis and Telework: A Research Survey on Experiences, Expectations and Hopes. COVID-19 and the Labor Market. (n.d.). IZA – Institute of Labor Economics. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://covid-19.iza.org/publications/dp13229/
- Jul 2020
Lyttelton, T., Zang, E., & Musick, K. (2020). Gender Differences in Telecommuting and Implications for Inequality at Home and Work. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/tdf8c
- subjective experience
- quasi-experimental design
- gender difference
- data analysis
- future implications
- remote work
- work family conflict
- time allocation
- Oct 2019
For the uninitiated, Granny Smith was Maria Ann Smith, a resident of the area who in 1868 "accidentally" grew the first batch of green apples that now bear her name.
Yes, good thinking. Throw in a truthful fact or two. Impressive!
Labor councillors are suspicious about Mr Booth's pageant. In 2014, then councillor George Simon - now assistant general secretary of NSW Labor - called for the "archaic" event to be killed off.
This is a great example of the risks involved in using background paragraphs from incomplete coverage. George Simon will no doubt be over the moon that you've given him a plug, along with his courageous but failed efforts to kill off the event.
It's likely you found your re-used paragraph in the story previewing George Simon's courageous failure. Unfortunately, The Hasbeen was MIA when the motion was shot down in flames.
But your competitor - and also TWT competitor - News Ltd's (NDT) report on failed attempt to ban Queen Questl was there at the meeting in which the motion suffered a humiliating defeat.
Even a niche womens issues publication, Womens Agenda, noted George Simon was branded a wanker for his bungled efforts..
Nevermind, you're not expected to get everything right as a work experience student, but you'll be relieved to know someone in the former Fairfax - now Nine - publishing empire did.
Watch and learn how the pros like Peter Munro do it. In his 'Six Degrees' column he mentioned Simon was chastised for his fruitless cruisade by Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins.
That was a report, of course, before Simon ended up with egg on his face, as was the earlier one selectively regurgitated.
But surely you could have also regurgitated these John Booth pearlers from the same story:
Mr Booth said contestants were judged on responses to questions about local knowledge, ambition and involvement in the community: "Beauty doesn't come into it - but we don't penalise them for being beautiful either.
"They're trying to make it out as disparaging to women but it's politically correct rubbish. There's no swimsuit competition and most judges are women," Mr Booth said. "Two women's libbers [councillors] tried to [cut support for the contest] a few years ago but they got voted down 10-2."
And on Simon's spectacular failure - one of many:
"That nitwit?" Mr Booth said. "I'm thinking about mocking him up in a dress and Orphan Annie wig in our next edition. I haven't decided yet".
At first blush
Work experience student from The Shrinking Morbid Hasbeen (SMH) kicks off with a crusty cliche. Journalists back at the office he's been supporting with coffee runs impressed they've been matched for mediocrity.
- work experience
- Miss Eastwood
- background paragraphs
- Sprinkling of fact in feast of fiction
- Granny Smith Queen
- Ryde Council
- incomplete SMH coverage
- That was good - I should do work experience to become a journo too!
- rookie error
- Dec 2018
hard work and exploration are valued over always knowing the right answer.
The open program does this, to an extent. How can this be improved upon?