The long way through Software Craftsmanship

Video: Nothing is something

May 4, 2015 - 2 minute read - Comments - talkvideosandy-metzbathruby2015composition-vs-inheritanceruby

I have seen this video: Nothing is something by Sandi Metz, as I saw it recommended here In the video, she talks programming in this fashion: (it is a stack, not an unordered list) Abstraction seeking Message centric Condition Averse Smalltalk Infected Not here to change the language but change you This is a pattern I’ve also heard from Alvaro Videla, where he said that other, more powerful languages can change your mind and help you bring some of those concepts to your own language.

Internal training: Introduction to AngularJs

Apr 30, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments - traininginternalinternal-trainingangularjsangularbrown-bag-session

At a client, today I’ve done an internal training on angular js: we’ve prepared some slides and a live demo. The repository with all the information can be found here. Apparently, the training has been a success, given that most of the talent in the team is backend focused (as opposed to full-stack) and changing from java to javascript is not straight-forward. Note: this post has been created a posteriori, dated with the correct training timestamp.

Whose fault is this?

Apr 25, 2015 - 2 minute read - Comments - faultbookquotecraft-conf2015flowmihaly-csikszentmihalyi

In the prologue of the book, while thanking everyone that has made the book possible: […], none of the people mentioned here would be responsible for any inaccuracy that might exist in the book, as this responsibility is exclusively mine Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (translated)1, prologue of “Flow“ (More posts on this same book, here) This connects with what Dan North said in the Craft Conf about this idea of the “I’m the only one in the company producing good quality work, the rest are not doing the same”.

How I read Apprenticeship Patterns

Apr 25, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments - apprenticeship-patternsreading-guidebook

At the Craft Conf 2015 I saw someone with the book Apprenticeship Patterns by Dave Hoover and Adewale Oshineye and asked them about the book. After praising the contents, they asked me how to approach the book. I recalled reading it non-sequentially, and explained it to them: Read the introduction, preface, etc first When you get to the patterns, pick one at random 10: Read it and navigate through the see also.

Demand for TDD and Refactor

Apr 25, 2015 - 2 minute read - Comments - ideaoverheardjason-gormantddrefactorworkshopquote

When I went to the Jason Gorman’s TDD workshop (experience report here), he said something interesting regarding refactor and TDD: In job offers / advertisements, TDD is much more in demand than refactor. But the latter is included in the former as an integral part. Jason Gorman I agree with the second thought: you cannot properly do TDD without refactoring, as it is an integral part; also the third phase.

Talks I have attended at the Craft Conf 2015

Apr 25, 2015 - 1 minute read - Comments - craft-conf2015attended-talksbudapest

These are the talks I’ve attended at the Craft Conf 2015: Thursday 23th Opening keynote by Dan North and Jessica Kerr Writing testable code - A functional programming point of view, by Alvaro Videla Coding Culture, by Sven Peters OnConnectionLost: the life of an offline web application, by Stefanie Grewenig and Johannes Thönes Concurrency: It’s harder (and easier) than you think, by Paul Butcher Testing and Integration (the remix), by Inés Sombra Beyond Features: Rethinking agile planning and tracking, by Dan North Closing keynote by Alf Rehn Friday 24th Opening keynote: The New New Software development game: Containers, Microservices and Contract tests, by Mary Poppendieck Apprenticeship patterns, revisited, by Dave Hoover Interaction Driven Design, by Sandro Mancuso The hidden dimension of refactoring, by Michael Feathers Why is an API like a puppy, by Adewale Oshineye Microservice antipatterns, by Tammer Saleh I couldn’t attend the last talk nor the keynote as I had to get to the airport