The long way through Software Craftsmanship

Books read in 2017Q1

Mar 31, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - bookreading2017Q1self-studycodurance

Books I’ve read this quarter1: Books started, not yet finished (WIP): Books I want to finish. Usually come from another quarter: Functional Programming in Scala, by Chiusano and Bjarnason. Doing the exercises with the codurance team Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Hofstadter Books that have entered the queue: Non-technical that have entered the queue: The ending date of the quarter is the same as the publication date [return]

On the Make, Buy or Rent decision: Stateful vs Stateless components

Mar 16, 2017 - 2 minute read - Comments - lessons-learnedclientstatefulstateful-componentstatelessstateless-componentseparationresource-managementmake-buy-rentphil-simonit-managertotal-cost-ownershiptcoquotedecision

From the Make, Buy or Rent article: […] [T]he three main system options for organizations seeking to upgrade their systems [are :] Make Buy Rent IT managers have different criteria for deciding which components to assign in each category. Another criteria for deciding At a client, they have taken the decision to split their core IT systems in to the three options: make, buy, rent.

Modifying titles in a Trello Board

Mar 16, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - trelloautomationscriptcodetool

A teammate and I have created a small tool to modify the titles of the trello card in a trello board. Technical description It works by applying a function to the existing title (because we wanted to remove a prefix from the existing title). The modification is done, not through the API, but simulating user interaction: Click to edit the card Input the new title Save The full code is available here

Convert a project from npm to yarn

Mar 3, 2017 - 1 minute read - Comments - dockertoolpipelinejenkinsyarnnpmjavascript

At a client, we’re converting all projects (i.e., sites, services, libraries) from npm to yarn. Mostly for the speed (as it uses the internal cache). Step by step guide Install yarn in your local environment Run yarn install This will create a yarn.lock file Add that file to the repo: git add yarn.lock Modify Dockerfile Install yarn (in the Dockerfile). Idea: shortcut this execution with yarn --version in case it is installed Configure the PATH variable (ENV PATH …) ADD yarn.

Self-Study in March 2017

Mar 1, 2017 - 5 minute read - Comments - self-study-aggregationmarch2017readabstractionadviceanalogyapplicationapprovalarchitecturearun-guptaautomationbackupbackup-strategybenjamin-hardybusiness-logicccareercarl-tashianclaire-lewclicode-qualitycomparisoncplusplusdatabasedavid-bonilladdddenis-kalinindependency-injectiondevoxxdicedomaindomain-driven-developmentdonkey-codeeigenvectoreinar-hosterik-bernevolutionexpatfacebookfeedbackfeedback-processframeworkframework-vs-librarygitgogojko-adzicgraham-kingheinz-kabutzhumorian-malpassimprovementinterviewjavajava-championjeronimo-palacioslanguageleadershiplearninglessons-learnedlibrarymacwiremeetingmeeting-policymicroservermissing-abstractionmistakemoneymythnumber-generatorormpaasparodypatrick-kuaplatform-as-a-serviceprngprogramming-languagepseudo-random-number-generatorpsychologypythonqualityraidrandom-numberrandom-number-generatorrandomnessraul-avilaretrospectivesabbaticalscalasemantic-versioningsemversentimental-versioningserializationserverlessspainspanishstatistictcoteam-managementtech-leadterminaltigtotal-cost-of-ownershiptrue-random-number-generatoruenounited-kingdomutilityvitaly-belmanzfs

¿Volver? I’ve read this article by Raul Avila comparing the options between working in the UK and in Spain (where he’s originally from). Inspired by other professionals (e.g., David Bonilla, Jerónimo Palacios). Tags: spanish, jeronimo-palacios, david-bonilla, expat, comparison, raul-avila, united-kingdom, spain Donkey code I’ve read this article by Einar W. Høst in which he introduces the concept of a ‘missing domain term’ with the example of a donkey being ‘closely related to a horse, though not exactly the same’

Comparing options for parametrized testing in javascript

Feb 26, 2017 - 3 minute read - Comments - javascripttestparametrized-testingjavacsharpnunitjunitcomparisonetudestudy

We explore how to use parametrized tests (example in java, example in c#) The tests are written using mocha syntax: describe, it. Using chai for expectations: assert. Note: the example used below (adding to an array) is simple enough to be understood by everybody, without having to explain the domain. The real tests can have a more complicated environment or domain. This is just an example. Using a custom syntax This is just an example of some possible syntax, not using any (currently) existing framework.