Software is not just about development. It’s about getting ready to ship. If you’re not developing with shipping in mind, you’re doing it wrong. What do you need to ship? Continue reading
Our infra will have a big upgrade next week. At this very moment the latest issues are being addressed and we will start rolling with a new virtualization setup! But why invest in hardware at a time where cloud / iaas / paas providers are popping up like mushrooms?
We just started a new project and concluded on the (build) stack in just under five minutes. Only for that fact I will share it with the world: Continue reading
If you just don’t want to go with Mongo you have a point. Everybody is doing it. It’s Mongo all over the place. And how do you know it’s the best choice, if you haven’t used anything else? Continue reading
Typical trade mission: minister of foreign affairs shakes hands with other minister of foreign affairs. People smile, take pictures, sign an intention agreement and off they go. Behind the scenes the hard work is done. People trade, sell and do the actual work. Continue reading
Atlassian Stash does repository management for git. You can install it on your own servers, it is enterprise grade, it is very secure and… it’s also very personal! Continue reading
Normal procedure for every project we do is to create a git repository in Stash, a project in Jira for issue tracking and a space in Confluence for documentation. In our last project we ended up with an empty space in Confluence but still, we didn’t miss anything. What happened? The answer is HipChat. Continue reading
There is a REST service that we test with cucumber, using cucumber.js. The first implementation was very REST oriented. Reuse of the tests for the user interface was pretty much impossible because the tests were technical, not functional. For that reason we label non functional tests cucumbersome. Continue reading
It’s been a week since we had a fairly intense Scala training day. Although we haven’t done much Scala since, it has changed the way we look at things. Continue reading
Some software development teams are so perfectly balanced that more work comes out than the sum of the work of the individual members. It’s a team of skilled experts, that get the most out of themselves and bring out the best in others. If you are invited to join such a team, expect to feel pain. The pain of trying to keep up with the pace of the team. The pain of others trying to push you to heights you did not reach before. The pain of raising the bar for yourselves.
If you manage to hang in there though, the pain becomes gain. You learn, you get better at everything and the team becomes even better, just because of you.