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Do you know design patterns?

Well, do ya punk? I got asked this today in a telephone interview. It was the second question, after ‘tell me about yourself’. My first instinct in response was sarcasm. “What, there are patterns? It’s not just organised chaos? There are actual principles involved…

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Movebubble Sprint: Day 10

Standup starts late, as Laura was at a ‘women in tech’ breakfast event at the Google campus. Jack is having problems testing the router bug, because new viewings are generating new chats (the old behaviour) rather than being routed to an existing chat with…

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Movebubble Sprint: Day 8

Team breakfast this morning is a little different. As we all went out on Tuesday night, I foolishly suggested that we should meet for a fry up at a local cafe, thinking that Aidan might consent to us starting a bit later….

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Movebubble Sprint: Day 6

Monday morning comes round again and I’m expecting a busy day; partly because it’s Monday, partly because I missed Friday, but mostly because we’re halfway through a sprint and it’s usually around now that we start to find the things…

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Movebubble Sprint: Day 5

Today I make it into work, but that’s about all. My brain feels heavy and I don’t really have it in me to hold more than a basic conversation. After standup I take a walk to try and feel better but when I come back…

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Movebubble Sprint: Day 4

Thursday morning I’m not feeling great. There’s been something going round the office – both Amy and Andrew are off sick – but I can’t tell if I’m ill or if I’m just physically exhausted from a new diet and exercise regime…