Niko Heikkilä

Niko Heikkilä

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Reducing the Lead Times with Little's Law

#agile#processes#extremeprogramming#continuousdelivery

28.03.2021 ☕️ 6 minutes read

Are your features taking ages to deliver? Beat those long lead times by reducing the work in progress and increasing throughput.

Blocking Time for Tasks with Toggl

#productivity#tools#opensource#golang

20.03.2021 ☕️ 4 minutes read

How organizing your day brings a sense of clarity and calm into this mad, mad world.

My 21st Century Note-Taking Workflow

#productivity#writing#tools

07.02.2021 ☕️ 4 minutes read

A fully automated pipeline from raw ideas to text documents.

Effortless End-To-End Testing with Microsoft Playwright

#testing#automation#frontend#productivity

07.01.2021 ☕️☕️ 10 minutes read

How we can improve the developer experience in writing tedious browser-based tests.

The Unsurprising Truth about What Motivates Developers

#motivation#career#autonomy#mastery#purpose

26.10.2020 ☕️ 6 minutes read

A take on autonomy, mastery, and purpose as driving forces.

Fight the Inner Impostor with Just-In-Time Learning

#self help#motivation#learning

15.10.2020 ☕️ 2 minutes read

Don't plunge headfirst learning all the things that won't benefit you now. Instead, accept that your knowledge is never complete.

First Four Weeks at Futurice

#career#onboarding#life

13.09.2020 ☕️ 5 minutes read

Ruminations of relocating and refactoring oneself for a new career in a new town.

Kickstarting the Open-Source Culture in Your Company

#opensource#github#culture#workplace

15.06.2020 ☕️☕️ 12 minutes read

Thinking of selling open-source to your employer? Read this guide for a swift path to glory.