If we can't entirely break down the wall that designs are thrown over, let's at least put a gate in it.
Items tagged workflow
The pendulum of complexity is swinging, but Grunt and Gulp are useful tools, just like Photoshop and ProTools
The hows and whys of making code review part of a development workflow
On the importance of systems-based thinking in design and development for large projects
Recently I had to investigate a strange bug that only happened on our pre-production environment. Code that was fine all through our other development and test environments was causing a white screen of death on the home page. Not good. We’re a big team, and we have quite a strict code review process, so in theory no code should get into the main branch unless it’s had at least two pairs of eyes on it, and nothing should get through to pre-production unless it's been tested in two other shared environments, plus the developer's local machine.
I've been involved in quite a few UAT sessions with clients, and they can be very frustrating for a developer. You've spent weeks working on something only for someone who knows next to nothing about it to say that it's all terrible. The temptation is to go on the defensive, and adopt a default position of reject all bug reports, especially when confronted with irritations like: