The long way through Software Craftsmanship

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.

The Joys of the Craft as Article

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.

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minute read - Comments

published: false categories: - draft curiosities - so early, they talk: * about testing, reproducing cases: ensuring quality * store documentation and update it incrementally (in paper) * store versions of the software: version control system (VCS) ideas to talk about: * no silver bullet - essence and accident - how to measure performance without control groups? - candidates: - the social coding (not silver bullet, still) - higher-level languages and frameworks (scala, play; python, django; ruby, ruby on rails) - open source packages * brooks’ law * nine women cannot make a baby in one month: the non-parallelizable tasks of a project * chapter #2: the idea of the waiting patrons on the french menu * investing a part of your time to sharpen your tools * * hypothesis: was the book (the mythical man month) a precursor to the agile movement?