Gradle Demystified (Video)
April 12, 2018
Recently I had the opportunity to present at the Toronto Android Developers meetup right in our very own Connected office. I spoke about the build system Gradle.
Gradle is a tool that developers consistently underutilize and even find mysterious (they are only happy when it finally works), so this presentation is about bringing people greater confidence.
I start with some touch points from recent history, then guide you through understanding syntax, best practices on code organization, important tasks that you have not implemented yet, and show you places to go for your own exploration.
Thu Dec 1
Global Day of Coderetreat Toronto 2022
Earlier this month, we hosted Global Day of Coderetreat (GDCR) at our Toronto office. After a three-year hiatus, we wanted to re-awaken some of the community enthusiasm when we hosted the event for the first time back in 2019. This year we planned for a larger event which turned out to be a really good thing as we nearly doubled our attendance. And in case you were wodering, this is how we did it.
Tue Nov 29
Art of Controlled Burn in Engineering Management
The idea of a Controlled Burn is simple; create a small fire that you fully control. The assumption is that were you to do nothing, a much larger disaster would occur. In agile, no team likes disruptions; rather, everyone prefers to work like well-oiled machines. This begs the question - can we apply a strategy that looks very similar to firefighters and utilizes controlled disruptions rather than waiting for a full-blown disaster to occur?