Procrastination can often make our lives miserable. It steals our time, money, and first of all satisfaction. So, what can we do not to let this powerful thief steal the greatness of our life? One may think it is not a question for me since I am quite disciplined and I rather do not face such problems. The reality is a bit different. Of course, I usually have a schedule that I follow, but apart from that I apply also a few rules that help me stay focused and engaged.
I have often heard that something is “almost ready”. This term is vague and brings more confusion than information. According to the Ninety-Ninety rule, 90% of the code is implemented during 90% of the project time and the remaining 10% of the code (“almost ready features”) can take even the same amount of time which would lead to massive project delays.
Many times as a mobile developer I have to work on apps without the API ready that was crucial for the feature I was implementing. Either the backend was developed by another team that was not entirely in sync with us or our backend team had no chance to implement those endpoints earlier. For this reason, I was not able to satisfy the Definition of Done but it does not mean that I have implemented the UI only.
I have asked 3 devs, Adam, Agnieszka and Radek, who work with me at Bright Inventions about the beginning of their programming career, first challenges and what they like most about their job. Discover their stories and take a look inside our Bright Team.
As a digital business development agency, Bright Inventions specializes in the development of mobile applications. By providing our clients with smart web and backend solutions, along with mobile app construction services, we hope to equip our clients with the resources they need to come out on top in their respective industries.
Our vision at Bright has always been to share and transfer knowledge to other aspiring minds who are eager to take their skills to the next level and BEST Summer Technology Course was a great way to do it.
Once I was a child my parents were convincing me that it was worth double checking both my homework as well as tests before handing them in, to catch errors and fix them. It soon became a habit for me. The habit that once evaluated into a self code review process :)
In one of my previous posts I have described how to implement a ViewModel factory that was able to provide ViewModels with their dependencies injected, e.g. an API client, and it was good enough for me at that time. Later on, thanks to Piotr, we’ve found out even better and simpler approach with an additional possibility of injecting Activity- or Fragment-dependant data into ViewModels.
Every year we work at Bright on many mobile and web development projects. It is a challenge to build a good quality software in an agile way and at the same time solve all potential problems and keep your workflow under control, but we do that. In fact, we manage to do that thanks to applying some important rules. Check below what makes our work bright and effective.