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2015-10-15
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pupeno08:10:52

Good morning London.

gjnoonan08:10:26

Good morning from the North

maleghast10:10:14

Hello there from Manila in the evening… 😉

pupeno10:10:16

What are you guys up to today?

xlevus10:10:54

I am drawing a graph of "Where shit comes from, where shit goes" for all the entry/exit points from our marketing campaigns

maleghast10:10:09

I am wiring up a complex piece of functionality in BackboneJS and PHP Basically someone, somewhere is having a lot more fun and I am paying some kind of price to balance them out.

quentin10:10:35

fixing tests for a django app yay

quentin10:10:56

especially enjoying fixing a test of more than 100 lines

maleghast10:10:53

a test that is more than a 100 lines long..? *boggle*

quentin10:10:38

yeah well...

quentin10:10:07

it should be splitted in multiples tests

afhammad11:10:43

trying to come up with a strategy to instil learning in my team (not just devs), thinking of doing an occasional show & tell day. ideas welcome..

quentin11:10:24

here we have cross-team weekly show and tell

afhammad11:10:56

is it stuff you’re working on, or anything?

quentin12:10:11

stuff we are working on, but said stuff can come from self directed R&D

quentin12:10:46

we also sometimes make presentation about things we are interested in, but not as often

xlevus12:10:42

One company I used to work at gave the floor for 5mins after standups to talk about new tech

xlevus12:10:06

Mostly was me ranting about new APIs and tech, as I don't think the rest of the team gave a shit. but hey.

xlevus12:10:32

occasionally it paid off and we got to play with some new stuff because of it

xlevus12:10:14

we also tried doing cross-team tutorials once a month. e.g. I did one for the ColdFusion developers on the basics of the Django framework

xlevus12:10:56

but hard to get people to volunteer to do them. I think the senior CF dev got volun-told to do one

quentin12:10:06

volun-told hahaha

quentin12:10:23

that’s sad that people are not interested in that

quentin12:10:28

it can be so cool

xlevus12:10:04

I think a part of the problem is modesty

jonpither12:10:03

coldfusion still rockin?

xlevus12:10:36

I think they still use CF

xlevus12:10:41

it's out there

jonpither12:10:15

I remember when they switched to use the JVM

jonpither12:10:23

so basically they are JSPs..

xlevus12:10:44

when I was forced to use it, I embedded jython into the project, and just did my work in python

xlevus12:10:51

wasn't long until I was no longer forced to use it

jonpither12:10:06

I worked for a company that used them (i worked on something else), it just got reported to me as an utter hackfest

xlevus12:10:47

the only way to do OOP in it was use the XML programming language

thomas16:10:59

and then we will try and recreate the problem they are seeing. fail.

gjnoonan20:10:38

How’s tricks @thomas what you up to this evening