Finding Answers in Unfamiliar Territory (Documentations are Underrated)

April 14, 2020

Just like many (probably most) people, even after being a developer for close to 9 years now, there are so many things I don’t know. When I pair with other developers on story cards, there are many, many occasions where we both wouldn’t know exactly how to do something, and we have to figure out how to do it. A few months ago, in my 1:1 with a developer I’d recently (at the time) paired with, she mentioned that she found it interesting that I deliberately go to documentations a lot more than others she’s worked with before. ...

Learning, Fast and Slow

July 22, 2018

When I was younger, I prided myself in being fast. In being a learning machine. There was a time I’d borrow three books from the school library everyday, and return them the next day, after I’d finished them. I’d finish most books and magazines in a single sitting. When computers started to interest me, I’d always pick books that say “Learn X in 24 hours” or “Learn X in a weekend”, because why would you learn slowly when you can do it fast? ...