Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Please Say Just Hello In Chat


Please Say Just Hello In Chat

2010-07-19 12:32:12 you: Hi
2010-07-19 12:32:15 co-worker: Hello.
## CO-WORKER GOES BACK TO THEIR WORK AND UNDERSTANDS THAT CHAT IS ASYNC
2010-07-19 12:34:01 you: I'm working on [something] and I'm trying to do [etc...]
2010-07-19 12:35:21 co-worker: Oh, that's [answer...]

It's as if you sent an ACK and a callback method and then continued processing while your coworker worked through their request queue!

Please don't do this instead:

2010-07-19 12:32:12 you: Hi -- I'm working on [something] and I'm trying to do [etc...]
## YOU WAIT IN A BLOCKING STATE FOR AN UNACKNOWLEDGED REQUEST
2010-07-19 12:33:32 co-worker: **doesn't answer because they are are OOTO **

Note that you get much more accomplished because you spend no time in a blocking state.

Short link to this page: http://yeahhello.com/. (If you see that as someone's status, feel free to say "Hello!".)