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It’s 2021, and You Should Switch to Yarn 2

Version 2 of the popular JavaScript package manager Yarn has been here for a year now. Yet try to find information on upgrading from 1.X or how it compares to current versions of npm (especially the 7.x dev release), and you’ll get plenty of well-written but outdated blog posts mainly bemoaning the new direction the Yarn team has taken. At least our own Dan Kelch seemed more positive. On its initial release, taking a wait-and-see...

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Creating a Developer Escape Room, Part 2 – Puzzles & Setup

Yesterday, I outlined some concepts and criteria for the creation of a successful escape room. I also illustrated parallels between escape rooms (as a fun pastime activity) and creating custom software. Hopefully, you’re now ready to consider running your own escape room, and I’m back to provide a clear template for doing just that. Overview This escape room is designed specifically with an audience of developers in mind. A group...

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Creating a Developer Escape Room, Part 1 – Why & How

Creative problem solving. Collaboration and communication. Working calmly under pressure. These are traits that can make for a good developer or just a good coworker in general. They also happen to be excellent qualities for breaking out of an escape room! What’s an Escape Room? An escape room is essentially a series of logic puzzles with various physical and electronic components staged inside a themed room. If your group...

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Four Project Management Lessons from March Madness

As I write this, we’re in the midst of another March Madness college basketball tournament season. Last-second game-winning shots, upsets, Cinderellas, and busted brackets abound. If you’re going to win your office pool, it’ll take a combination of skill and luck. Once the dust clears and the nets have been cut down, here are four lessons we can take away from the excitement of the tourney and apply to project management and...