UNIX tools are handy when it comes to processing large structured files full of data. This time we are going to use a simple awk command to sum up numbers in a CSV column.
Part of being a great developer is to make sure that everyone from your team can take over your work at any time and maintaining a work ticket is one of the prerequisites of that.
Communication with developers might seem hard and threatening, but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to shout “scrum” three times while turning in circles before a meeting. You don’t have to choose the right colour of post-it notes that matches the current moon phase and goes well with your kanban board. And you don’t even have to sacrifice five sharpies to the Agile Gods to speak the developers’ language.
A simple technique for refactoring long if statements into a hash when they represent configuration of some kind.
A simple script can save you hours of manual labour so it is worth to get some knowledge of scripting languages that are available to you.