It's not quite what I had in mind when growing up, but right now my role title tells me I am a team lead. In the course of my time in this role, I've learned that being a team lead is something my fellow developers are interested in doing someday, so I want to share about my experience. This is what I've learned in discovering what it means to be a team lead.

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I’ve felt resistance to functional programming and to functional programmers ever since functional programming became "a thing". While I'm disappointed by the arguments made against functional programming, I am equally (if not more) frustrated that the functional programming point of view has not evolved, leading it to be easily derided as developer religion. It's time to move the discussion forward. Because no matter our views on functional programming vs. object-oriented programming vs. whatever else, we all need to be functional engineers.

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Confluence batched notifications send you more relevant email notifications. You still receive the information you care about most, but you receive fewer notifications. Read on to learn more, and while we're at it, check out five tips on how to use Confluence to stay informed about changes to your work and making sure to get the right updates from your team and around your organization.

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Mind maps are a great way for visual learners and thinkers to brainstorm ideas, plan out projects, and tap into the creativity of the team. Plus, they're collaborative. You can work through ideas and problems together, going from initial ideas to formalized plan as a team. If you've felt frustrated at the start of a project, you gotta check out these 3 ways you can use mind maps in Confluence to go from concept to solid project plan.

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Teams need a way to work smarter. We think making teams smarter is the ultimate form of productivity. Our first mission to help teams work smarter was making it easy for anyone to create rich content in Confluence. But creating great content is only half the battle. All this rich content needed to be available beyond the confines of the desktop and office, so teams could keep moving projects forward. We needed to make it just as easy for any team member to contribute and build upon the content as it is to create it – from anywhere, on-the-go. That's why we built the new Confluence for iPhone app.

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If your project in JIRA Software is your one-stop shop for everything JIRA-related, then your project space in Confluence is your go-to place for everything else: requirements, retrospectives, meeting notes, and more. Here are 3 ways to use the project space to surface what's most important to you.

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