Tag - Importance

Dwelling On The Past: The Importance Of Self Reflection (Part 2)

Current and aspiring web professionals must continually grow in order to stay relevant. Our field doesn’t allow for stagnation. In part one of this series, I discussed the importance of project retrospectives in facilitating and documenting team growth. We don’t always have the luxury of engaging in team retrospectives, or even of working on teams. Personal reflection provides similar benefits, while focusing on your individual experiences. Personal reflection enables us to process and make meaning of all of the [...]

The Importance Of JavaScript Abstractions When Working With Remote Data

Recently I had the experience of reviewing a project and assessing its scalability and maintainability. There were a few bad practices here and there, a few strange pieces of code with lack of meaningful comments. Nothing uncommon for a relatively big (legacy) codebase, right? However, there is something that I keep finding. A pattern that repeated itself throughout this codebase and a number of other projects I’ve looked through. They could be all summarized by lack of abstraction. Ultimately, this [...]

Dwelling On The Past: The Importance Of Project Retrospectives (Part 1)

   We should always look for opportunities to grow and improve. Retrospectives and reflections allow you to codify what you’ve learned from experience, to document mistakes and avoid future ones, and to increase your potential to grow in the future.Agile methodologies typically include time for retrospectives throughout a project. Regardless of your methodology, all teams would benefit from having a retrospective at the conclusion of a [...]