What I learned from Joe Stump at FOWA

Joe Stump – Digg – Scaling your tech team

  • Lower barriers – make it easy for people to use code, focus on specialties and specific areas.
  • Communicate using tools such as Basecamp and Trac
  • Pick your coding standards and conventions and stick with them
  • Make sure to use SVN.
  • Promote ownership – we are not experts in all areas
  • Design using a whiteboard before starting – come up with names and code flow.
  • Use a framework – Symfony, cakePHP, etc.
  • Do unit and web based testing – Selenium does web based testing
  • Document your code (ex. PHP documenter)

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