What's the Point?

Why certain best pratices in software engineers are best pratices.

The software engineering industry is full of many "pratices". These pratices range from testing, source control management, and even workflow methodology.

But how are you suppossed to know

  • What value that pratice brings to software engineering?
  • Will adopting this practice in our team actually help our team?

These are articles are meant to help!

I want to help show how different best practices in the software engineering space can help your team become even better. Some pratices will help you team improve quality while others will improve time-to-market or how you team operates. This page will walk you through such pratices and help you know how to incorporate them into your team.

Let's dive in!

What's the Point of SLOs?

December 02, 2023
Measuring software quality is complex. SLOs are here to help.

What's the Point of Blameless Postmortems?

May 08, 2023
The way we respond to incidents says a lot about our culture. Are are we learning from our mistakes and accidents or creating a culture of fear?

What's the Point to Retrospectives Anyway?

March 14, 2023
Teams need to set aside time to reflect and recalibrate where they are headed. They need to consider how to continually improve their code, process, and tools. Retrospectices are the meeting to do just that.

What's the Point to Observability Anyway

October 17, 2022
Observability is more than metrics and cool dashboards. It is a fundamental shift in how you write software.

What's the Point of Containers Anyway?

November 07, 2021
Containers are becoming more and more popular. Here is my take on why and if your team should to jump on the bandwagon.

What's the Point of Pull Requests Anyway?

August 28, 2020
Why pull requests are one of the best tools in modern software.

What's the Point of CI Anyway?

May 05, 2020
Continuous integration (CI) is a powerful and neccesary tool to maximize your team's effort. This article explains what CI is and how to start leveraging it to it's full potential.