Author Archives for Alexandru Bolboaca

Modular Monolith Or Microservices?

February 10, 2017

It’s impossible to ignore the topic of microservices today. We hear about them from social media, conferences, specialized websites, books, framework vendors, communities, colleagues. It seems like they’re the only way to go. But are they? To answer this question, we first need to explore why are microservices so useful, what are their downsides and... Read more

Fundamentals of Modern Software Architecture

January 27, 2017

The post was first published in Today Software Magazine, no. 55  This article aims to answer a set of core questions about software architecture, providing answers that come from modern software architecture thinking. Its inspiration came from: conversations with Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Simon Brown architecting the eventrix.co product, running “Architectural Katas” countless conversations with architects... Read more

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Hub for Software Journeyers and Digital Nomads

January 11, 2017

In 2009, Bucharest was on the pair programming tour of the first software journeyman: Corey Haines. We want to support and continue this tradition. We’re opening up our office for anyone who has a connection with software development and wants to travel and learn more. We’ve done this informally in the past, with people we... Read more

Domain Modeling Kata

November 1, 2016

While developing the first MozaicLabs product, eventrix.co, we wanted to use our full experience in agile, lean and software craftsmanship. Here’s a list of things we’ve adopted: A kanban process to have a steady flow of features and to allow improvements A technical strategy Continuous delivery and automated testing from day 1 Impact mapping to create... Read more

Happy Demos Are Not A Myth

February 17, 2016

How do you feel at the end of a product demo? Happy? Energized? Ready to celebrate? Does this feeling last? My colleagues and I have seen our share of Scrum Meetings. We wrote previously about the Daily Scrum, and decided to focus on demos this time. Many of the demos we’ve seen had issues, and some... Read more

Usable Software Design

February 4, 2015

In a previous blog post, I wrote about the fact that we tend to perceive software design as userless. Whenever we talk about design in other domains than software, we discuss it from a user-centric point of view. Apple’s products are renowned because they focus on the experience of a user with their device: how... Read more

Global Day of Coderetreat 2014 in Vienna

December 9, 2014

Picture taken in the same at Global Day of Coderetreat 2014, in Bucharest This year, Peter Kofler invited me to facilitate Global Day of Coderetreat 2014 in Vienna. The event was hosted by Frequentis and sponsored by Frequentis and I TAKE Unconference. The event was setup to be a challenge for any facilitator. About half... Read more