The long way through Software Craftsmanship

Books read in 2015Q1

Mar 31, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments - bookreading2015Q1self-study

Books I’ve read this quarter Q1 on 2015, as inspired by Manuel, on this post: Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories, by Gojko Adzic and David Evans Fun retrospectives by Taina Caetano and Paulo Caroli Implementation patterns by Kent Beck Clean code by Robert C. Martin; again Books started, not yet finished (WIP): The Well-Grounded Java Developer, by Benjamin J. Evans and Martijn Verburg Refactoring, by Martin Fowler, (with Kent Beck, John Brant, William Opdyke, and Don Roberts) Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided by Tests, by Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce Flow, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Note: I’ve written this list a posteriori, in May 2015)

Growing software according to the season

Mar 29, 2015 - 3 minute read - Comments - growing-softwarebuilding-softwareseasonagriculturegardeningsoftwareembedded-tweetgoos

This is the first post is of the growing-software series A few weeks ago, while reading the book Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided by Tests by Nat Pryce and Steve Freeman, I finally understood why the software needs to be grown and not built: A few days ago, I was thinking about new inspiration sources and this came to my mind: In agriculture, at least in this latitude, there are different seasons.

Meetup cross-pollination

Mar 25, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments - meetupcross-pollinationbumble-beeale14agile-lean-europe-2014

Adrian Bolboaca has written a very interesting post on being a community bumble-bee. (Source can be found here) He goes on to explain how he has visited many meetups all over Europe and the big chunk of information and experience he has learned from them. He tells us about a selfish approach to organizing meetups: When one teaches two learn (apparently attributed to) Robert Heinlein, source I share this feeling of learning while teaching, as long as you reflect and analyze (e.

Open Space: Code reviews

Mar 16, 2015 - 3 minute read - Comments - agilecode-reviewtroll-reviewcraftsmanshipnotesexperience-reportteambarcelona-software-craftsmanship

Today we’ve discussed about code reviews on this open space Notes These are my notes, in no particular order: reduce information silos all around the company, as everyone [technical] can participate in these events raise the “just arrived” people’s knowledge [Difficult to hit the ground up and running, but these code review sessions can help] invest one person as ‘sheriff’ for the sprint: they will take care of static analysis tools (such as sonar) and continuous integration (CI; such as jenkins).

TDD Meetup Retrospective

Mar 16, 2015 - 4 minute read - Comments - retrospectiveexperience-reportmeetuptddtraining

Yesterday we organized a TDD meetup at the FIB - Barcelona School of Informatics UPC, within Barcelona Software Craftsmanship sponsored by the Junior Empresa d’Inform├ática. The meetup started at 9:00 until 18:00, with a one-hour pause in the middle. Where Please make sure the meetup space (e.g., classroom, meeting room) is available and ready to be used at least 15 minutes before the meetup starts The organizer and the event host should be there in advance to prepare the physical environment (chairs, wifi, beamer, etc) as well as mentally: getting comfortable with the space, loading the presentation, prepare the speaker notes, etc.

Maven module Base for cucumber in java

Mar 10, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments - cucumberbddjavamavenrepositorymeetupagilebcn

I’ve built a small maven module, to be used directly with cucumber. You can fork the repository here This is the setup I’ve proposed for the meetup “BDD Cucumber kata (gherkin + code)". Will see if this code is successfully used by the ~40 participants in a couple of weeks (Quote from the This maven project has been possible due to Thomas Sundberg and this post Should you want to, there’s a tweet to thank him the effort: [tweet intent here](https://twitter.