Author Archives for Alexandru Bolboaca

Business Urgency vs. Technical Debt

June 12, 2021

Welcome to our first ever Focused Chat! The topic we picked is "Business Urgency vs. Technical Debt", and we discuss the common pattern, variations, and possible solutions. We also ended up chatting about the responsibilities of professional software developers, about power balance and organizational structures, and about conversations without technical jargon. Adi Bolboaca is a... Read more

Adi Bolboaca and Alex Bolboaca: Remote Pair Programming

June 5, 2021

When is pair programming useful? How do you know it works for you or your organization? What are some misconceptions about pair programming? And how do you adapt to working remotely when you want to pair? Watch this conversation between Adi Bolboaca and Alex Bolboaca on Remote Pair Programming to learn this and more. Adi... Read more

Clare Sudbery and Alex Bolboaca

May 29, 2021

Is math training related to writing better code? What about writing novels? And what are the differences between a job that's also a hobby and a job that's just a job? Watch this conversation for answers to these questions and more. Clare Sudbery is a lead consultant engineer with Made Tech. She is a maths... Read more

Ken Power and Alex Bolboaca

May 22, 2021

What are the keys to modernizing software development? Are we really engineers? And how can we practically use complex adaptive systems, Cynefin, sensemaking, and experimentation to improve organizations? This fascinating conversation takes you through all these questions, and touches on semiotics and anthropology as keys to improving organizations. Ken Power is a leading expert on... Read more

Sheen Brisals and Alex Bolboaca

May 15, 2021

Is serverless architecture another form of vendor lock-in? How do you deal with state in serverless? And how can you create the right engineering culture for developing serverless architecture? Watch this conversation between Sheen Brisals and Alex Bolboaca to learn this and more. Sheen Brisals is an AWS Serverless Hero. In his current role as... Read more

Modern Architecture for Complex Systems – I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition

May 10, 2021

I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition, with the main theme Modern Architecture for Complex Systems, brings two half-days of insights, practical examples, and inspiring Keynote presentations, with top-notch senior architects from Europe and USA. Would you like to join us for I T.A.K.E. Unconference on 26-27 May 2021? Register here: https://architecture.itakeunconf.com/​​​ This event is organized by... Read more

Alexandre Cuva and Alex Bolboaca

May 8, 2021

How do we learn technical practices? What role does the software craft movement play in the overall ecosystem? And what would a programmer like in being a CEO? We discussed this and more with Alexandre Cuva. Alexandre Cuva is a recognized specialist with 20 years of experience in an international environment. He is an Agile... Read more

Armagan Amcalar and Alex Bolboaca

May 1, 2021

Building engineering teams, creating a great team culture, hire inclusively, and connecting domains such as music or digital circuit design with software development. These are just a few of the topics in this fascinating conversation between Alex Bolboaca and Armagan Amcalar. Armagan Amcalar is a leader, entrepreneur, programmer, public speaker, musician and software architect. You... Read more

Clare Sudbery – How to Stop Testing and Break Your Code Base

April 27, 2021

Clare Sudbery is lead consultant engineer with 21 years of software engineering experience, and a particular interest in teaching and mentoring, including topics such as Clean Architecture and SOLID principles, strong collaboration skills, and XP practices. I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition, with the main theme Modern Architecture for Complex Systems, brings two half-days of insights, practical examples,... Read more

Prof. Roger Kneebone and Alex Bolboaca

April 26, 2021

How do experts become experts? And how do domains like medicine compare to software development? Is software craft a good model? We discuss about this and more with Prof. Dr. Roger Kneebone, author of "Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery" and a long time curious investigator of expertise in different domains. We share stories from... Read more

Marco Consolaro and Alex Bolboaca

April 25, 2021

Is the marketing of big companies the source of fads in software development? How do we create a great engineering culture? And how does leadership fit into a tech organization? Watch this video to learn about this and more, from the interesting conversation between Alex Bolboaca and Marco Consolaro. Marco Consolaro is a Software craftsman,... Read more

Roger Kneebone and Alex Bolboaca

April 18, 2021

How do experts become experts? And how do domains like medicine compare to software development? Is software craft a good model? We discuss about this and more with Prof. Dr. Roger Kneebone, author of "Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery" and a long time curious investigator of expertise in different domains. We share stories from... Read more

Mark Richards – What Makes Software Architecture So Hard?

April 16, 2021

Mark Richards is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in a variety of technologies. He is the founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a free website devoted to helping developers in the journey to becoming software architect. I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition, with the... Read more

Marco Consolaro – Soulful Socio-Technical Architecture

April 12, 2021

Marco Consolaro is a software craftsman, technical coach, international speaker, Systems thinker, symmathecist, philosopher – all mixed with some Venetian humor. I T.A.K.E. Unconference 9th edition edition, with the main theme Modern Architecture for Complex Systems, brings two half-days of insights, practical examples, and inspiring Keynote presentations, with top-notch senior architects from Europe and USA.... Read more

Linda Rising and Alex Bolboaca

April 11, 2021

Does software development have anything to do with science? Do patterns actually work for complex adaptive systems, such as teams or organizations? And how can we introduce change to our environments? Watch this video to learn about this and more, from the interesting conversation between Alex Bolboaca and Linda Rising. Linda Rising is an independent... Read more

Lemi Orhan Ergin and Alex Bolboaca

April 3, 2021

Is git as difficult as it seems, or do we use it in complex ways? What does "development culture" mean and how do we evolve a good one? Should we focus more on design fundamentals in our industry? And how can you get featured in Time magazine, Wired, and many other publications? Learn more about... Read more

Felienne Hermans & Alex Bolboaca: Science, Software Development, Programmer’s Brain

December 12, 2020

We often observe that the scientific studies of software development don't match the knowledge and understanding that's pervasive in the industry. Is this because the scientific studies are flawed? Or because we don't understand the goal of science? Or is it because we believe in pervasive myths about software development? Watch this conversation between Felienne... Read more

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