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Disclaimer: This post was automatically published a few hours after the event so let's hope everything went according to plan.I recently had the opportunity to organise a meetup, that revolved around the idea of knowledge exchange and community building. I've had this idea for a very long time. Ever since I was working with the team over @koding, where I helped grow the community and before that, when I was in collage, because I couldn't find any clubs or meetups of like minded people around my hometown.But you may ask why a real life event, instead of creating...

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So, you decided that it's time to change teams, and by that I mean you decided to either leave your current job and pursue another one or within the same company you're switching teams. Whatever maybe the case, you'll be faced with some decisions and things that you'll need to deal with. If you've done this before then you know what I'm talking about and maybe you'll want to continue reading about my experience. If, on the other hand, this is the first time you're doing this then I'll try to explain what challenges you'll face and what things to...

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You have no idea what I'm talking about, right? That's because not many people use the term bikeshedding. It's not a usual term that people just throw around all the time. Bikeshedding is when you argue about some meaningless thing and tend to avoid the more important issue at hand. For example Urban Dictionary tells us this: Technical disputes over minor, marginal issues conducted while more serious ones are being overlooked. The implied image is of people arguing over what color to paint the bicycle shed while the house is not finished. Let's take the above image as an example....

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Have you ever started to work on a task and suddenly you realized that said task requires some other little task(s) to be finished beforehand. That's yak shaving for you, the tl;dr version. You've probably done this multiple times and you did even realize it. Back in 90s a Ph.D. at MIT by the name of Carlin J. Vieri produced this term to describe what you are doing when you're doing some stupid, fiddly little task that bears no obvious relationship to what you're supposed to be working on, but yet a chain of twelve causal relations...

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