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The fallacies of web application performance

Web application performance has always been a hot topic, especially in regards to the role frameworks play in it. It is common to run into fallacies when those discussions arise and the goal of this article is to highlight some of those. While I am obviously biased towards Elixir and the role it plays in … »

Hard skills on project management

If you are an Agile devotee (capital A, see We are not necessarily Agile… but we are certainly agile!), keep an open mind to read what is coming next. Society is defined not only by what it creates but by what it refuses to destroy. – John C. Sawhill Before we start, if you are … »

The user story in development was deprioritized, what now?

Let’s say you have a Kanban board like the following: Then, suddenly, the P.O. discovers that the features D and E were developed by a competitor and that you are losing users because of that. Therefore, the P.O. decides to deprioritize story C. This is only an example of why a card might be deprioritized … »

Bringing continuous improvements into your agile process: A different Daily Meeting

Congratulations on holding the Reality Check ceremony! You never had the same problem again and now your business plan changes faster according to the nuances of your development plan. (To check what I’m talking about, check the first blog post of this series: Bringing continuous improvements into your agile process: The Reality Check Ceremony). Your … »

Small data with Elixir

This is the first article in a series of articles about “small data” (in contrast to “big data”) in Elixir. We will start by defining what is “small data”, why it matters and then briefly describe the Flow tool and what to expect in the next articles of the series. How small is small? We … »

Ebert, thorough code reviews

Shipping high-quality code is always one of our priorities here at Plataformatec, and we have been accomplishing it through extensive code reviews. It became such an important aspect in our workflows that we started to wonder how to make code reviews more consistent, detailed and productive. Ebert was born with this in mind — to … »