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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eBook : Grow your business, product and teams

January 17, 2017

We are committed to champion software excellence and challenge the current practices. Our aim is to constantly improve: business, product, and teams. That’s why, in this last month we carefully selected pieces of advice, practical ideas for you & your team to improve and grow.  For you to easier access them, we present you the... 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

Behind Agile: Practices and Misunderstandings

November 15, 2016

Our colleague, Adi Bolboacă, had a session at Agile Talks #17, a community event where we constantly make a contribution. Find out more about from the below presentation, containing topics on: cross-functional teams habits and their importance group decisions estimates scaling The video material is here.   If interested in the above topics, set a meeting... 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

How to manage “almost done” status of features

October 11, 2016

You and your team are preparing to deploy in production a set of features. Unfortunately, some of these have the status”almost done” and it’s not clear how much longer will take until done. Straight to the point – this shouldn’t happen. To avoid the failure of the deployment, one way is to reconsider how your team... Read more

Feedback and happy teams

June 20, 2016

Throughout my software-development years, giving and receiving feedback has proven to be an important tool. It helped me drive the projects forward and improved my skills as a developer. In this article, you can find out why it’s important to give feedback to your colleagues, and, more importantly, what are the proper means to provide... Read more

Management 3.0. The Role of an Agile Manager

May 30, 2016

Guest post by Ralph van Roosmalen Imagine this: You are working as a manager at a company, you work there already for years and things are not going bad but you know there is room for improvement. You heard about Scrum, Agile, the Agile Manifesto… and you decide to learn more about it. You visit a few conferences, attend... Read more

Motivation is a marathon. 3 ideas to experiment with

May 23, 2016

The question of How to keep your team motivated pops up in various discussions with managers. The reasons vary, but with the increasing generation gap (think Millenials are coming), learning this is a process that requires adjustment. Feedback helps us adjust the work behaviour and keeps the motivation level high. Gathering knowledge across a couple of years,... Read more