Task completion reporting may not be the most interesting part of the software development process, but when it’s done right it can be both effective and effortless, significantly speeding up internal testing and customer acceptance. Good reporting ensures that everyone is on the same page, minimizes guesswork, and allows you to identify potential misunderstandings. It also helps to make sure that work reported as finished is actually done. In the end, it contributes to speeding up the development process and shortening time to market for new features. To make it happen, I suggest introducing 6 simple rules of good task completion reporting.
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When building an application, you will for sure reach a moment when someone suggests you do a full rewrite. This could be your developer or anyone else (including yourself). This scenario might be tempting as, in most cases, the software you have is not ideal. It has bugs, breaks from time to time, doesn’t scale well, the code is ugly, the framework you use is not maintained anymore, etc. It might feel a bit like wading through a vat of molasses. You feel like this is the best solution to all your problems, maybe you can already see the shiny new application that you are going to build and the money it will earn, happy customers, no bugs, etc.
PHP7.2 was signed as RC6 in 09 Nov 2017 and GA released in Nov 30th's. In Accesto we try our best to keep updated with all new features and changes. Here is a list of the most important things you must know about the new release.
In September we are celebrating the birthday of Accesto, this year we will turn 7. For me it's a double anniversary because a year ago in September I joined the team. Using this opportunity, I would like to summarize this period as well as show how our work looks like from the inside.
As important and critical unit tests are to our applications, functional testing of the front part should be a must part of any project too. At Accesto we use a combination of Selenium browser automation tool, Facebook's WebDriver and PHPUnit framework to make sure the user interface is working as expected from the day one.
At Accesto we recently came up with a project release checklist that helps us to make sure that we did not miss anything. It helped us a lot during the last releases and ensured peace of mind.
Writing a testable code of an application is as important as writing tests itself. While testing, besides S.O.L.I.D. (single responsibility, open-closed, Liskov substitution, interface segregation and dependency inversion - the five basic principles of object-oriented programming and design), compliance with the Law of Demeter may come in handy as well.
Two weeks ago, Symfony announced a new Dotenv component. I’m not sure if you know about it, but I’m sure you should!
Cutting corners in web development speeds up your development in the short run. But it eventually catches up to you in the long run, causing a lot of stress and maybe even bigger problems. It can kill morale and could be a reason why developers jump ship from your company. Especially when the business side of things doesn’t care about the code and quality software architecture.
A few months back, we were sharing our office with two developers from another company. For a month they worked on a project with us. At that time we had six employees at the office plus two developers working remotely.