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Episode Info: We learn how to apply the concepts of The Pragmatic Programmer to teams while Michael uses his advertisement voice, Joe has a list, and Allen doesn’t want anyone up in his Wheaties. In case you’re using your podcast player to read these show notes, you can find this episode’s full show notes and join the conversation at Sponsors – Sign up today for a free 14 day trial and get a free Datadog t-shirt after creating your first dashboard. O’Reilly Velocity Conference – Get expert insight on building and maintaining cloud native systems. Use the code BLOCKS during registration to get 20% off of most passes. – Level up your coding skills, quickly and efficiently. Visit to get 20% off any course.Survey Says … Anonymous VoteSign in with WordpressWhat's your favorite type of swag?Stickers, because they make my laptop go faster.Shirts, because I wear them pretty often and they make me look pretty.Water bottles. Gotta stay hydrated. And then run to the bathroom inbetween talks.Coffee cups. Coding requires coffee.Hats, because everyone has a bad hair day every now and then.Socks. Everyone loves super cute socks. Except Florida man.Bags, because they cost the most.Pens/notebooks, in case I need to write something down super quick!vote News A big thank you to those that took a moment out of their busy lives to leave us a review:iTunes: SimplyManuel, Eric Shin Is Strong, WwHG10Stitcher: AwesomeWithLawson, Glen Moyes, SimplyManuel, codesfrcoffee, RedPeril, TGibson, LecherouscthulhuCome see us at Atlanta Code Camp 2019.Allen will be giving his Real Time Data with Kafka Streams talk,And Joe will be giving his What’s this crazy JAMstack? talk.Joe was a guest on episode 10 of the Backend Bear.Building Pragmatic Teams The methods learned so far from this book can be applied to teams in addition to the individual.By working on a “pragmatic team”, the advantages of practicing the methods of the book are multiplied many times over.However, these methods are only a starting point. Pragmatic teams will evolve, adapt, and refine these practices to best fit their environment.No Broken Windows Everyone on the team should care about quality.Pragmatic teams can not accept broken windows.Quality needs to come from every team member. Boiled Frogs It is easy for an individual to overlook the overall big picture environment while in the heat of a project’s development. It’s even easier for teams.Team members can easily assume that someone else is addressing a bug, or that some environmental change was OK’d.Keep in mind, environment changes don’t necessarily have to mean hardware or configuration. It could mean, bringing in a new technology for example.Everyone should be on the lookout for changes to the environment.The authors suggest appointing a chief water tester to monitor scope creep, timeli...
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