In an ongoing effort to make this chain as valuable as possible to myself (and possibly others), I perform a weekly retrospective of how the past week went (notes from last week). I do this on Tuesdays to avoid conflicts with B'more on Rails, which usually holds events then.
WHAT WENT WELL
- couch_docs! I made great progress on the 1.1 feature set, including:
- The ability to dump only the CouchDB design documents to the file system.
- I did a better job of effectively useing Pomodoros—both when working on the chain itself and when trying to study for various book clubs.
- Better at committing work instead of leaving it to pile up for one massive commit. I do this under ordinary circumstances, but have had difficulty doing when needing to blog about the work.
OBSTACLES / THINGS THAT WENT NOT SO WELL
- Not quite as much learning this iteration. That is to be expected when doing so much actual coding, but this chain is supposed to focus on learning as well as craftsmanship. I don't mind that going in cycles.
- A long B'more on Rails meeting prevented me from pondering a bit more on this retrospective.
WHAT I'LL TRY NEXT WEEK
- Keep the feature set for version 1.1 of couch_docs small. I have one more TODO item, but have another thing that I'd like to add. If I keep doing this, I will end up adding way too much and not getting back to the business at hand—being able to edit my recipe site.