How we’ve destroyed user stories – Sherif Mansour – Medium

Somewhere along the journey of our teams transitioning to agile practices we picked up user stories. We got incredibly excited - no longer do we have to write long functional requirements documents, but instead, using short sentence format, we could express what our customers intended to do… requirements without the long documents…

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Make no mistake – this is a Muslim ban

I am profoundly saddened and angered by the broad discrimination sanctioned last night by the Trump administration against refugees - those fleeing violence and terrorism within their country - and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. There are two elements to this executive order: a ban on all refugees entering the country and a ban on all immigrants from seven, predominantly Muslim countries.

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A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now - with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our leader - so quite a few things during Donald Trump’s press conference rang my bells.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of APCu

APCu solves a problem in PHP, which is persistence across requests. Unfortunately, it also comes with a lot of nuances, much like PHP’s comparison operators. APCu’s history traces back to APC. In the wake of the inclusion of opcache (bundled by default beginning with PHP 5.5), most of APC’s functionality became redundant - with the exception of the “user cache.”

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Your Body Text Is Too Small

When designing body text for websites, it’s important to realize there is no one-size-fits-all, because it all depends on factors such as the typeface design, the background/foreground color, and viewport dimensions. 1. Design The Body Text First Above all, when designing a web page we should design the body text first, usually before anything else in the layout.

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The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess – uxdesign.cc – User Experience Design

Theoretically, anyone can access the web. In reality, disabled people are excluded. Compared to other public spaces, the internet provides us with choices for how we consume and interact. We can use various devices, browsers and operating systems; we can change the size and colour of text; we can navigate with a mouse, keyboard, finger or mouthpiece; or we can use a screen reader to convert words to sounds.

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The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess – uxdesign.cc – User Experience Design

Theoretically, anyone can access the web. In reality, disabled people are excluded. Compared to other public spaces, the internet provides us with choices for how we consume and interact. We can use various devices, browsers and operating systems; we can change the size and colour of text; we can navigate with a mouse, keyboard, finger or mouthpiece; or we can use a screen reader to convert words to sounds.

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The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess – uxdesign.cc – User Experience Design

Theoretically, anyone can access the web. In reality, disabled people are excluded. Compared to other public spaces, the internet provides us with choices for how we consume and interact. We can use various devices, browsers and operating systems; we can change the size and colour of text; we can navigate with a mouse, keyboard, finger or mouthpiece; or we can use a screen reader to convert words to sounds.

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The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess – uxdesign.cc – User Experience Design

Theoretically, anyone can access the web. In reality, disabled people are excluded. Compared to other public spaces, the internet provides us with choices for how we consume and interact. We can use various devices, browsers and operating systems; we can change the size and colour of text; we can navigate with a mouse, keyboard, finger or mouthpiece; or we can use a screen reader to convert words to sounds.

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The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess – uxdesign.cc – User Experience Design

Theoretically, anyone can access the web. In reality, disabled people are excluded. Compared to other public spaces, the internet provides us with choices for how we consume and interact. We can use various devices, browsers and operating systems; we can change the size and colour of text; we can navigate with a mouse, keyboard, finger or mouthpiece; or we can use a screen reader to convert words to sounds.

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NYPD Cop Maintains “Race Baiting Cop Haters” List of Activists

You can read this post in twitter form, staring here. A friend recently pointed out that an NYPD officer for the Midtown North Precinct (@NYPDMTN), which frequently polices protests, including the weekly #PeoplesMonday, follows many of us on twitter. I checked out @Thomas_Geraghty’s account & he is quite obviously P.O.

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I hate the term “open source”

It doesn’t accurately reflect how people are building today anymore. The term “open source” has become so broad as to become meaningless. I would guess at least half of my conversations with people involve the question “Wait…so what IS open source, actually?”, or realizing about 10 minutes in that we’re talking about completely different things.

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Regarding Shaun King and the Daily News

When I learned in October that Shaun King had been tapped to become a social justice columnist for the Daily News, I was thrilled, not only because I had admired his passionate writing for years but also because it was an early signal that newly appointed Editor-In-Chief Jim Rich intended to shake things up at a newspaper still reeling from deep layoffs.

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I am Alex St. John’s Daughter, and He is Wrong About Women in Tech

But as a woman, to enter this privileged position in the first place I had to face a lot of difficult situations(And no, none of those situations involved a wrestle with my “victim complex”). The experience has left me with more than a few opinions about my father’s views on this subject (which are exceptionally vile and wrong).

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An inappropriate interview question

I am looking to move from being self-employed to a full-time job at the moment, and as such I’ve been applying for a bunch of jobs and going to interviews. I recently interview for a job where I was asked to solve and then demonstrate the following logic question: Two male buddies are an holiday in Thailand where they meet two women who they want to fuck.

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