Our days are packed. We work on bug fixes, we work on features that have been sold to clients, on pieces required before the next rollout or it may be on the new architecture. We work on things that have a due date or that somebody is waiting for. We don’t have much time to ponder and wonder about all those little things we would like to change or those ideas we have; for all those itches we lack the time to scratch.
How do we encourage people to scratch the itch even if they are not part of our planning? Enter the Hackathon.
If you haven’t deployed the insight panels in your organization yet, here is a link to the procedure to get it done: Installing the Coveo for Salesforce Application.
Out of the box there are several predefined Insight Panels with pertinent queries. That is a great starting point, but even more usefulness can be attained by customizing the insight panels to meet the needs and the ways of working of the users.
EDIT: With Mockito 2 you no longer need to use the following method. Lambdas are supported out of the box. You can use
argThat(str -> str.length >5).
Java 8 is pretty cool. We (finally!) got Lambda Expressions in Java and a lot of other goodies. At Coveo, we started working with Java 8 as soon as the first stable release was available. As mentioned in my previous blog post, one way we’re using Java 8 is in our unit tests.