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Question the software design – Part 5 – Big projects

January 26, 2016

  J.B. Rainsberger and Alex Bolboaca, two experienced programmers, trainers and consultants, with more than 15 years in the software development field, took the stage and answered a series of questions about how to create better software design. Their live conversation meant sharing valuable insights and new perspectives with the audience. Below you can watch the last part of the series.... Read more

Question the software design – Part 4 – Refactoring

January 19, 2016

J.B. Rainsberger and Alex Bolboaca, two experienced programmers, trainers and consultants, with more than 15 years in the software development field, took the stage and answered a series of questions about how to create better software design. Their live conversation meant sharing valuable insights and new perspectives with the audience. This is the fourth part of the series. The previous parts are... Read more

Question the Software Design: Part I – Fundamentals

December 11, 2015

In the tech industry, there is always a focus on building, innovating, improving. There is also room to learn more and get your daily ideas challenged. Recently, J.B. Rainsberger and Alex Bolboaca, two experienced programmers, trainers and consultants, with more than 15 years in the software development field, took the stage and answered a series of questions about how... Read more

Are functional languages common at Coderetreats?

July 18, 2014

When was the last time you spent a full day just to practice new ways of coding? Back in 2008 four guys met during a conference and tried to encourage more people to engage in deliberate practice. This is how the Coderetreat concept was born. Briefly, a Coderetreat consists of 5-7 programming sessions of 45 minutes. The main characteristic of these sessions is... Read more

Second day of I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2014

June 11, 2014

 After the first intensive day of I T.A.K.E. Unconference the participants started the second one sharing briefly to each other their impressions and takeaways. Mozaic Works teddy bears supported them, being their pair right from the intro. All speakers presented briefly the next talks and workshops. Already used to five parallel tracks, the participants joined their preferred sessions. These were: True Software... Read more

First day of I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2014

June 3, 2014

I T.A.K.E. Unconference 2014 kicked off with the open Intro. The speakers briefly introduced their sessions in front of almost 200 participants. All the participants attended Michael Feathers‘ keynote who talked about the influence of organization on code structure and evolution. His experience shows that the composition of teams and the structure of the organization around them often has... Read more

Kata lounge

April 30, 2014

The first time I have heard the word kata I was a child and I was watching a Jackie Chan film. The fighters were doing karate kata in order to practice and improve their skills and technique. My second encounter with this word was last year at I T.A.K.E. Unconference. There was a big poster... Read more

A Developer in Test

April 24, 2014

Modern applications are interconnected, depending on public services from one or more external applications. At the same time, applications change often. Their public services are very likely to change also. When this happens, our application has to continue working correctly. How can we know it does? The answer is by having automated tests for all... Read more

Optional Conference Impressions

April 18, 2014

(Originally published on flaviusstef.wordpress.com) This week I attended the Optional Conference organized in Budapest. Below you can find my notes. My talk on the Agile Mindset I gave a talk at the conference comparing the agile and the traditional mindset. It’s the stuff I’ve written about in a paper earlier this week. Here’s the presentation from the conference. Notes... Read more

Build. Scale. Optimize. event for technical leads, software architects and CTOs

April 8, 2014

Last night, in Bucharest, technical leaders, software architects, managers and people interested in technical leadership practices met at TechHub. It was a special event where they found out: technical leadership practices a bit about how to learn them a bit about how to apply them Alexandru Bolboaca welcomed the audience with a few words about the main challenges... Read more

Manifesto For Software Craftsmanship Gatherings

March 17, 2014

Software development meetups, communities, conferences, unconferences, both free and paid are exploding in numbers. A few people think that these can be better. That no matter if the event is free or paid, it should feature a few characteristics to make it truly valuable for the attendees. This is why today we have initiated the Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship Gatherings:  ... Read more

Innovate, Focus, Deliver event for startups and innovative teams

March 17, 2014

Last night, in Bucharest, entrepreneurs, managers and people interested in focusing ideas towards realisation met at TechHub. It was a special event where they found out: What practical tools to use in their teams Which solutions help and support them in their day-to-day challenges Maria Diaconu welcomed the audience with a few words about innovation, entrepreneurship and... Read more

Why Kanban? How to Kanban? (Video)

March 17, 2014

A few weeks ago, Flavius Stef and Alexandru Bolboaca organised a special meetup for the AgileWorks community in Bucharest. The topic of the meetup was Kanban and it had two parts. First, Flavius Stef and Alexandru Bolboaca presented what Kanban is and how to adopt it. In the second part of the meeting, free discussions organised as Open Space allowed attendees to learn more practical... Read more