Apprenticeship Patterns: Sustainable Motivations

For this week's pattern, I decided to cover the importance of "Sustainable Motivations." The importance of this pattern shines in situations, where the harsh reality of real-world programming projects becomes overly tedious, boring, and eventually unrewarding. This can occur in situations where the workload is too ambiguous and the bureaucracy of managers and customers is… Continue reading Apprenticeship Patterns: Sustainable Motivations


Sprint 5 Retrospective

During this sprint retrospective my team spent a good amount of time testing our methods and trying to achieve positive outcomes. Unfortunately, this sprint was not as successful as we anticipated. In addition, the debugging proved very challenging and frustrating. We had a serious delay in making sure our code was valid because our tests… Continue reading Sprint 5 Retrospective

Apprenticeship Patterns: Sweep The Floor

This week, I wanted to discuss the "Sweep the Floor" pattern. This pattern pertains to being a new member on a project, and being unaware of your position on the team. Likewise, the team may also be skeptical of the apprentice. The overall goal of the apprentice is to successfully contribute, gain the team's trust,… Continue reading Apprenticeship Patterns: Sweep The Floor

Apprenticeship Patterns: Retreat into Competence

For this weeks pattern I wanted to understand and analyze "Retreat into Competence." This pattern addresses the issues of an individual feeling overwhelmed about not having enough knowledge or experience to tackle a project. In my experience in computer science, this happens almost every time I am introduced to a new project or concept. In… Continue reading Apprenticeship Patterns: Retreat into Competence

Apprenticeship Patterns: Stay in the Trenches

This week I have decided to cover the "Stay in the Trenches" pattern. While the title of this pattern seems harsh, it is actually encouraging. One day in your career as a software developer, along the journey of the software craftsmen, you will encounter promotions. These will most likely be in the form of increased… Continue reading Apprenticeship Patterns: Stay in the Trenches