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Mastering The Lingo: A Senior's Guide to Agile communication

How to Communicate More Effectively in an Agile Software Development Team Introduction Effective communication is crucial in any team setting, but it is especially critical in an agile software development team. Agile development practices require constant communication and collaboration between team members. In this blog post, we will discuss how software developers can communicate better with their non-technical and technical team members using examples of good and bad communication. Effective Communication with Non-Technical Team Members Communicating with non-technical team members can pose significant challenges for younger or less experienced developers. It can be frustrating when our technical jargon and concepts aren't easily understood by non-technical individuals. Finding the balance is an important skill for a master communicator. Lets review some examples Bad communication example: "The API's are not responding with the correct response payloads." G

Setting up and using the AI Commits NPM Package

Using the AI Commits NPM Package Introduction Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that's increasingly being integrated into various aspects of our daily lives. One area where AI has made significant progress is in the field of software development. The AI Commits NPM package is a tool that leverages AI to improve the software development process by suggesting commit messages based on code changes. In this blog post, we'll discuss how to use the AI Commits NPM package and the benefits it provides for developers. Pre-requisites To utilize AI commits, you will need to set up an OpenAI API Key. If you have not already done so, you can register for an account and set up a key at . Important: While this is a paid service, it is usage-based and in my personal experience, it has not yet reached the $1 mark. However, your usage may vary, so it is recommended to set up usage limits on your OpenAI billing page to ensure that you do n

Implementing a re-usable Angular Material Snackbar service

  Implementing a generic Angular Material Snackbar service When developing web applications, it is common to display feedback messages to users. A snackbar is a popular way of conveying short-lived messages to a user. A snackbar is a dismissible message that appears temporarily at a fixed position on the screen. In this blog, we will discuss how to create a generic and re-usable angular material snackbar implementation within an angular service Creating the Snackbar Service To create the Snackbar service, we need to first generate a new service using the Angular CLI. We can do this by running the following command in the terminal: ng generate service snackbar This will generate a new service file named snackbar.service.ts in the src/app directory. Next, we need to import the MatSnackBar module from Angular Material. We can do this by adding the following line at the top of the snackbar.service.ts file: import { MatSnackBar } from '@angular/material/snack-bar';

Service Workers In Angular (v12+)

Service Workers in Angular What are Service Workers? Service Workers are scripts that run in the background of a web page and act as a proxy between the web page and the network. They allow developers to create offline-first web applications, where the app can work even when there is no network connection. Service Workers can also cache the web page's assets, such as images, CSS, and JavaScript files, so that the web application can load faster. With service workers, developers can deliver web applications that provide consistent performance and functionality, regardless of the user's network status. By intelligently caching essential assets, service workers enable the application to load quickly, even in challenging network conditions. This caching mechanism also reduces the reliance on continuous network requests, further enhancing the user experience by minimizing data consumption. Using Service Workers in Angular To use Service Workers in an Angular application, we