When we're making something better for one group, we might be making it worse for another. It's not because 45% of the world are idiots and others are not. It's because "better" is subjective. And the user defines better.
Jessica Murrey is someone to watch and pay attention to. She's currently received funding for a graphic-novel style storytelling game called “World Reborn.” In the demo on www.wickedsaints.studio players run through "Pathways" where they are confronted with difficult decisions. Each decision creates a new path with a new decision. “No one had used, really, interactive story games in this way, for conflict resolution, and to activate people to do activities in the real world.”
"I’m so excited about is we’re going to create something that’s incredible and something that’s really special that could like not only be entertaining but hopefully move the world. And people are going to see that we did this — a super-diverse team led by two young women.”
A collection of cool stuff the ZEAL team found interesting this week.
There's some great insight on this Twitter thread on Pull Request Reviews and Pair Programming:
I've seen three approaches to code review which exhibit this matrix of traits:
What spectrum do you find yourself and your team on?
You are about to learn 7 ways to debug Jest tests inside your terminal. Everybody knows that you can do it easily with an IDE like VSCode or WebStorm, but what if you are not using them? How do you go about debugging them? Spoiler alert - it is not with console.log().
A demo to learn JWT by reverse engineering.