Improving Quality with Story Points

What are Story Points

Story points are unit-less numbers based on relative time and effort to complete a software development task. These numbers are typically not linear, for example you pick between numbers in the fibonacci sequence (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, …). These numbers are only meaningful to a specific team, they can not be used to compare teams.

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Favorite Mac Apps

There are many great tools out there for Macs, in this post I’ll go over some I use often. I highly recommend you try them if you haven’t already.

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Fish Shell

Fish advertises itself as a smart and user-friendly command line shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family. If you’re using bash, I highly recommend reading this post and trying fish.

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Getting Started with Ruby on Rails

Recently my brother got an internship at Treasure Data, a Silicon Valley startup that uses Ruby on Rails (RoR). I decided to write about a few resources to help him get started.

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Goodbye AppFog, Hello Digital Ocean

I decided I wanted a bit more control over my blog, and my own custom domain (cnandreu.com). Soon after I remembered seeing a blog post about Digital Ocean vs Linode I saw a few months back. The article concluded Digital Ocean provided great bang-for-the-buck, hence I decided to try it. I’ll go a bit into the logistics of setting up a WordPress blog there.

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Adding color to the Terminal

I often get asked how to make the Terminal pretty. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but hopefully this post will help you along.

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Start a Blog

Since everyone is writing blog posts in the tech world I thought I would give it a shot. This particular post is going to be about setting up your own blog, using the same tools and services I used.

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