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I work in a technical role at a software company, but I don’t write a single line of code

I am one of three women on a 14-person development team at a software company that builds sophisticated products that help organizations build better software faster. I’ve only written only a few lines of simple code (ever). I don’t have a degree in computer science or software engineering. But my role is key to delivering software products. So, …

Recipe for an Amazing Internship

Ingredients 250g stupid questions 250g code reviews 125g acceptance criteria 2 done review templates, story-level and epic-level 1 handful agile methodologies 1 tbsp sugar personal projects, as needed 1 pro bike race (optional, for garnish) 1 sunset flight to Garibaldi Lake (optional, for garnish) Method Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  First things first: find …

Continous Integration Testing for a Rainy Day

In an increasingly Cloud-centric world, we need to build and support an ever-growing list of SaaS SDLC integrations. That includes tools like Atlassian Cloud (JIRA), Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services, and HPE’s new Octane ALM offering. Supporting Cloud-based integrations poses some interesting challenges: Cloud vendors typically choose a high cadence release cycle relative to on-premise …