The Daily Friction

A daily newsletter about automation and eliminating friction.

What makes SPAs feel modern?

What makes SPAs feel modern? Because Single-Page Applications feel fast. This is largely due to targeted partial page rendering: the strength of SPAs. HTMX allows you to build the same modern-feeling apps, just simpler, faster and cheaper. It allows you to do a...

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I almost never Debug my code.

I almost never Debug my code. Somehow this is strange in the eyes of fellow developers. They can't image coding without a debugger. For example, I have never felt the need to attach a debugger to a deployed Dynamics 365 Plugin. Never! Ok, one time. I wanted to know...

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Wild take about AOT:

Wild take about AOT: .NET Native AOT is not for making your containers smaller. It's to get Wasm assembly's smaller, so MS is in a good position for the next fase in web.

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Standup meetings

Standup meetings Why have a Teams channel where everyone can post what they are struggling with, so anyone can respond to help and start a 1-on-1 call. If we can have 15-min meetings informing everyone once a day.

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Complexity <> Sophisticated

Complexity <> Sophisticated It can be just overly complex, because the person who created it didn't understand it well enough. Teachers face the challenge of breaking down complex subjects for their students. The ability to simplify abstract ideas without losing...

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I can’t read it anymore!

I can't read it anymore! You know those old guys with MASSIVE text on their phone or laptop. I have joined the club. I am 47 now and I started to pinch my eyes more and more. Today I increased my font size on my phone and laptop. I increased my text-size to 110% and...

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The Scrum ticket system

The Scrum ticket system You're churning out tickets, classified as 'features', that strongly resemble clean-up tasks. Are all team members solely focused on their own individual ticket? This surely isn't the Agile methodology that was initially pitched to you....

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5 reasons NOT to automate.

5 reasons NOT to automate. This might sound odd coming from me, a staunch advocate of automation. However, beware! If you're handling a process for the first, second or third time, don't rush to automate it immediately. Patience is key. Why? 1️⃣ Automation works best...

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Justifying marketing is hard.

Justifying marketing is hard. Generating awareness and traffic is hard to quantify. What is the ROI for marketing? The reason is the distance to the sale transaction. How further away how harder it is to quantify. Conversion is the closest to a sales transaction. They...

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Be a T-shape developer

Be a T-shape developer I always advocate developers to specialize when they are becoming senior. But don't lose track of the rest of the playfield. So be broad, know a lot of technologies and areas, but also go deep into one or more. That is a T-shaped developer. Why...

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