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‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the office
Devs were aiming to deliver on promise
Code had been written, designs had been done
In hopes that their Christmas would be peaceful and fun.

Managers were ready with sign-off’s in tow,
While visions of dollar signs danced in the snow.
As everyone gets ready to call it a night,
A dev spies something that gave him a fright.

It’s all gone so well, with no problems around,
They were all getting ready for a night on the town. …

Over the past 2 years I’ve tried dozens of methods, systems and different morning routines, all eventually going away or eventually failing.

About 2 months ago I decided to rethink my approach and use tools that I’m deeply familiar and comfortable with, Scrum and Agile.


Scrum is an Agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but it works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. — “What is Scrum?

For my goals, I’m borrowing two core ideas:

  • Scrums
  • Retrospectives

In software development, a sprint is a set period of time on which specific set of work is completed and made ready for review, at the end of the period there is a process of review to see how the sprint went. …

So Adobe announced the acquisition of Magento, now what? What does this mean for the community and for the ecosystem?

First, let’s address the elephant in the room this is nothing like the eBay acquisition in 2011 the community and the Magento leadership are both more mature to handle something like this. Adobe is also nothing like eBay; this is both a good and a bad thing.

Personally, I have mixed feelings about the acquisition from one end I feel extremely happy for the leadership at Magento, getting a deal like this one done and closed is a massive thing and something to be truly proud of, on the other side as developer, a member of the community and now as technically a merchant I have weariness to what the future holds.


Allan MacGregor

Dir, Digital Experience Platforms @Bounteous, Regularly writing about software engineering and technology

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