The long way through Software Craftsmanship

Should we start the TDD cycle on refactor?

Dec 29, 2014 - 4 minute read - Comments - TDDrefactoringCAS2k14new-ideahypothesis

In this lexical scope, TDD by example is referring to this book1, available on Amazon ###The TDD cycle Altough Kent Beck in his book Test-Driven Development by example explains in “Part I: the money example”2 that one should quickly add a test; run all the tests and see the new one fail […] Kent Beck Implying that the TDD cycle starts with the red. Later on he explains that the cycle continues with green and refactor and back to red.

Global Day of Code Retreat 2014

Dec 18, 2014 - 3 minute read - Comments - experience-reportglobal-day-of-code-retreatgdcr

One month ago (on November 15th) I facilitated my first Global Day of Code Retreat at eBay Enterprise International and had such a blast. Link to the event (Spanish) Some thoughts After a month of thinking about it, here are some thoughts: This year’s GDCR was quite different that last one’s: It’s OK: do not strive for repeating the same each year Heat map (in several dimensions): TDD x language

The Joys of the Craft

Dec 15, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - bookmythical-man-month

Quoting the book, Why is programming fun? What delights may its practitioner expect as his reward? First is the sheer joy of making things. As the child delights in his mud pie, so the adult enjoys building things, especially things of his own design […] Second is the pleasure of making things that are useful to other people. Deep within, we want other to use our work and to find it helpful.

'Pocket' application

Dec 8, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments - tools

This is a free application I use quite often: pocket They promote it as “When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.” I really use for that. Once you install it in your phone, some handy shortcuts appear both on Chrome for saving the page and on twitter when you hit the “share” button. It is especially useful when you’re on the tube and have no connection, as pocket saves an offline version of the page (warning: this doesn’t work for video sites like youtube)

CAS2014 Wrap up

Dec 8, 2014 - 2 minute read - Comments - cas2k14wrapupconferencebarcelonaagilebcn

This year’s edition of the CAS 2014 has been awesome. There were several tracks: Enterprise Agile Collaboration, Culture and Teams Delighting Products Agile+ Development Practices and Craftsmanship The last one is where I spent most of the time. The schedule The first day: Sandro Mancuso: talking about Software Craftsmanship Jose Manuel Armesto: talking about Unit Testing sucks (and it’s our fault) Rubén Martín Pozo: talking about Specification by example - Historia de un equipo que no odia documentar Xavi Gost: talking about La economía del refactoring.

Hello World!

Dec 8, 2014 - 1 minute read - Comments - hello-worldmeta

This is the obligatory “Hello World!” post To get here and create your own blog using octopress, follow the instructions below: Install ruby, as explained on the guide here I’ve used Ruby 2.1.5p273 (2014-11-13 revision 48405) [x64-mingw32] (ruby --version) Configure your blog. See here Install octopress: rake install Start the server with rake preview. You should see a basic template (CSS) with your blog name, the author, etcetera Create your first post.