Introducing the Knowledge Funeral - an opportunity to mourn and celebrate the passing of our obsolete skills
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Reporting from the Lead Developer conference London 2017
Why developers might need to slow down when their project is behind schedule.
We're moving house soon, and we're planning to rent out the flat we live in now. We could use an estate agent, and get the flat up on all the usual property boards. But, in the spirit of the IndieWeb, and because we don't want to pay commission to agents, we decided to put up our own website advertising the flat. As with most developers, as soon as I had the idea of a project, my mind was racing with possibilities, and I had to stop myself from jumping straight into a code editor.
A few years ago, following an overnight deployment, I managed to delete a large proportion of the content on a client’s website. There are all kinds of excuses I could make, but the fact is that I did something stupid because I wasn't concentrating properly. The deployment had introduced some odd bugs, and the client were making a lot of noise about them. In my sleep-deprived state, I made a bad choice about the right way to fix a problem, and my choice caused a bigger problem.
Some common things to bear in mind when reviewing pull requests
When should enterprises move to the latest and greatest version of Drupal?