Rich Finelli

Hi, my name is Rich.

I’m a front end web developer living in Piscataway, NJ. I build modern websites using HTML5, CSS, and Javascript.

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A Retrospective on Scrum Retrospectives

I recently read Matthew McConaughey’s book Green Lights. Like many autobiographies, in some respects it was him performing a retrospective on his life so far. He specifically talked about the good things in his life, calling them “green lights”. In detail he described stories about his brothers, parents, friends, roles that he played and eventful times in his life. He was able to do that, look back on 50 years in detail, because he journaled constantly for most of his life. Without his journals documenting his life it might be impossible to do this type of thorough review.

October 7, 2021

4 tips for cleaner, more readable javascript

I know, your project is under a super tight deadline and your team is way over capacity this sprint and the release is overdue. Got it, I’ve been there too plenty of times and I totally understand your plight. This is typically why our javascript misses some attention. Tight deadlines have been the culprit of messy code for as long as projects have had deadlines. Let’s be honest though, your code needs to be readable by your teammates and your code is complex. Even the easy stuff is complex in the context of an entire project. As a developer its not only your job to code your story or get your ticket through QA, but it’s your job to write your Javascript in a way that can be easily updated by someone else several months or years later. Don’t worry, I got you covered with some easy tips that should help you write cleaner, more team-oriented Javascript. ?

April 23, 2021

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