Sprint reviews and retrospectives in a hybrid work setting

Agile methodologies empower self-organizing teams to focus on the customer, deliver incrementally, and utilize feedback to adjust priorities. The most common agile methodology is scrum, where small teams operate in sprints, usually one to four weeks in duration. Teams commit to a set amount of work for the sprint and aim to complete it. The … Read more

Still the King in 2022

The Amazon Echo is one of those products that truly kickstarted a whole category. The best smart speakers now come from far and wide, many using the same Alexa voice platform. Amazon wasn’t the first to bring a voice assistant to the world, in fact coming behind Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Alexa debuted in late … Read more

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Shoulder Buttons, 120W charging for $530!

I used to think gaming phones were gimmicks. I’m not talking about the initial batch of pre-iPhone era devices like the Nokia N-Gage or Gizmondo, nor early 2010s-era devices from Sony and Samsung with slide-out controllers. Those devices actually brought something new and different to the mobile market. I am instead referring to the recent … Read more

8 great new JavaScript language features in ES12

The JavaScript language specification, also known as ECMAScript or ES, is a living document, modified every year in response to evolving needs. While JavaScript started as a scripting language, the ECMAScript specification overview notes that the language “is now used for the full spectrum of programming tasks in many different environments and scales.” Because of … Read more