I love pull requests. Done right, they result in better, more readable code, and fewer bugs. But we can improve traditional pull requests and make them even more useful.

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Wouldn’t it be great to be able to perform a task while fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, a state where every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, where your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost? Welcome to the flow.


Flow is a positive psychology concept that was first proposed by the Hungarian psychology professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced “CHICK-sent-me-high-ee”). It has since been widely referenced across a variety of fields, like education, sports and music, but I’ll focus on flow in the workplace, and more precisely flow in agile software development projects. It’s possible to achieve flow both individually and as a group, but my focus will mostly be on individual flow. Simply put, flow is a state of complete immersion in an activity. The world around you falls away, and, without making the conscious decision to do so, you…

Looking to build a mobile application that has to work on both iOS and Android devices but don’t have the time to learn Objective C and Java? Then the Titanium Mobile framework might save the day.

We take a dive into one of the new HTML5 features; Offline Web Application Support.

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Vegard Skjefstad

Performer of computer wizardry by day. Father of two, wordsmith, and casual gamer by night. I'm at https://www.vegard.net/.

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