We talk to a lot of upcoming talent from the local university. Sometimes we’re impressed, but a lot of times we realize that there is still a lot of ground to cover for these youngsters. We also know they need to eat at some point during the day. So, we can’t help but jump in and spend our lunchtime talking about stuff we’re excited about and stuff that we know can help them make a big leap.
Project planning is easy enough if you work on one project at a time. But when your team works on multiple things at a time and you add maintenance and support tasks, things can get messy and you can lose focus very easily. We have tried a couple of things before we found a process that works really well for us. Continue reading
A very special welcome to the interns of this semester! We found two great candidates that will join us from september until january 2015: Casper Kolkman and Juan David Castellanos. We are confident these two will learn a lot and even teach us new things.
Yesterday I wrote about the Maven release:prepare release:perform sequence mistakenly uploading a SNAPSHOT instead of the official release artifacts. This is a follow up specifically for users of the Atlassian SDK that bundles Maven version 3.2.1 (or earlier).
If you encounter this error: Continue reading
We just rounded up the internships for the first half of 2014. We are very proud to announce that once again, one of the interns graduated with a 9. Here’s the complete list and the story for each assignment: Continue reading
For a while I have been wrestling with Maven in the release:prepare release:perform cycle. The problem: Maven builds the right release in the target directory, but uploads a SNAPSHOT to Nexus or Artifactory. This apparently has something to do with newer versions of git (I’m on 2.0.1). Just in case you run into the same problem, here’s what worked for me: Continue reading
Your main task as developer is shipping software. If you suffer from distractions that keep you from it (like I do) it’s good to make a list. It’s not unthinkable that you find yourself to be on top of that list. Continue reading
If you are outsourcing your software development you must think about the ownership of the code. Every country has it’s own legislation about this, but often the ownership defaults to the author by means of copyright laws, hence the contractor. This is not good for a customer. Continue reading