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Software Crafts Podcast

Apr 12, 2022

We host Jessica Kerr for this episode. She is challenged with the heuristic “Commit to the direction, be adaptive along the path” from the Simon Wardley Doctrine repository (https://wardleypedia.org/mediawiki/index.php/Doctrine_Patterns#Commit_to_the_direction.2C_be_adaptive_along_the_path). She explains her own...


Mar 30, 2022

In this episode, we host Abby Bangser. She is challenged with the heuristic “Timebox the unknown” from the Xebia Essentials repository (https://essentials.xebia.com/timebox/). She shared a recent real-life example of how timeboxing can narrow the problem space towards a solution which can be helpful from day one....


Mar 2, 2022

Matt Lawrence is our guest, and he is challenged with the biggest heuristic so far: “Users spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites they already know.”, also known as “Jakob’s Law”. The heuristic is part of the “Jakob Nielsen...


Feb 16, 2022

Mathias Verraes is the guest of this episode, and for the first time, we have more than one heuristic! Mathias brings three Loss Aversion heuristics from his personal repository. When we make decisions, we often do not explore options that have a risk of loss, even if that loss is balanced out by potential gains. These...


Feb 2, 2022

We are back with a new episode featuring Emily Bache. We start with a heuristic close to her work, “Working software is not enough, we need well-crafted software”. Emily shares her view on how code quality is essential, not only for the code maintainability but also to onboard new people on the team, increasing...