in the end, the app is one of the best rss reader that you can use on your ios device. the app lets you choose from over 150 rss feeds such as new york times, buzzfeed, vogue, star tribune, and so forth. since it is a new app, it is not optimized for displaying high quality images. as for sorting, there is nothing fancy about it. we expect the app to make a rather big dent when it is actually launched in the months to come.
a new paper by elsevier's journal of organizational behavior affirms what we already know: bullying is a major workplace threat and can prevent workers from being a productive part of the team. it is a time-consuming problem with serious consequences for workplace productivity. it is a problem that leads to less trust in the workplace, lowered confidence in the organization, and therefore the desire of workers to quit.
there are a couple of data points i found most interesting. first, we hear far too much about code katas and how to write software and not nearly enough about how to write high quality software. i am a huge fan of automation but it is not a substitute for having some form of process in place in the first place. i love the concept of prep-work, but i work in a startup where smart but not experienced developers can be very confusing. i hate the concept of code reviews, but they are absolutely necessary in the software development process as is most forms of peer review. with some the other processes still creep into the bubble.
as it manager i couldnt but but reflect on a quote i once read by sir richard branson:if we always do whats appropriate instead of whats work we do not become better at our jobs, we simply become more efficient at whats appropriate.