Tuesday 22 November 2011

Hey, that's cool! - Contagious enthusiasm

I find it fun to work with young developers, their enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things makes leading the way less of a chore and more of a privilege. Today was a great example. Late in the day I set up a user account in Jira and emailed it across to the newest member of the team. As we got ready to shut down our development for the day he said something along the lines of, "Hey, that's cool. I'll definitely be using this. I've only used bugzilla before, but this looks heaps better. Can it integrate with tasks in eclipse?" ... The next ten minutes flew by as I gave a brief demo of the plugin, including uploading/downloading of contexts. Then it was time to show how the subversion check-in comments automatically tie together which files were updated for each task. I think the next step will be to get Jenkins running on a shared server instead of just on my laptop.

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