If you’ve used Unix/Linux for any length of time, you’re famililar with dotfiles. They’re those files begining with a . and usually ending with rc: .bashrc, .vimrc, and .psqlrc being familiar examples.
In this series of articles, I’m answering a series of questions that I received from a reader of of my book Cassandra: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition (O’Reilly), who asked several questions about how the hotel data model presented in the book would work in practice.
I sat down with a group of developers today to do a retrospective on a project. They told me that project management has been complaining about their velocity. It wasn’t serious, but the developers felt bad because things do seem to take longer than they should.