Recipe For $ucce$$ - Engineering
You must have heard the magical "engineering culture" that made tech firms billion dollars big, such as AirBnB, Spotify, Netflix; you must also have heard the same cult made tech firms absolute legends, such as Google, Apple and Amazon.
So who are the engineers and what sort of voodoo do they practise?
The Cambridge Dictionary defines engineer as "a person whose job is to design or build machines, engines, or electrical equipment, or things such as roads, railways, or bridges, using scientific principles.".
(One of) The Urban Dictionary definition for engineer is "a person capable of making things work in unfathomable and near-magical ways. A modern day witch. In many cases, just bringing an engineer into a room containing broken equipment causes the equipment to start working again."
I like the Urban Dictionary version.
Put that in the context of app development, engineers turn the customers' wish lists from consumer research, beautiful wireframes from the product team, 200+ rows of functional & non-functional requirements from Excel spreadsheet, colourful boxes + spaghetti lines from Visio into an app that can actually be downloaded from the app store and it will work.
You get the gist. These people turn abstracts to concretes and make things happen. Unverified legend also says they are only fed on pizza and energy drinks.
So what, errr, rituals/ceremonies/kungfu do these guys practise?
The short answer is, witchcrafts. I've gathered some examples from Google search for you.
Some of the seasoned magicians/engineers even put multiple magics together.