Adi Presents Programming Games Tonight at xALEc

October 28, 2013

Our colleague Adi Bolboacă was invited to talk about programming games tonight at xALEc. xALEc is an online meeting for the Agile Lean Europe network where interesting ideas are discussed and exchanged between the community members from everywhere. Programming games are games that programmers can play to improve a specific skill: collaboration, communication, writing expressive... Read more

How an Unit Test should look like

October 14, 2013

Often during my life as a programmer, coach and trainer I have to explain how a test should look like. So I decided to write about this subject. Remember that code, especially test code, is read more often than written. Often you will be the person to read it after you wrote it. So do... Read more

Pair-Programming Game: Ping-Pong

September 17, 2013

Pair-programming and ping-pong game have something in common. Adrian Bolboaca, our trainer and coach, tells us about that on his blog. But being so interesting, he lets us to publish it here, as well. Purposes Learn pair-programming easier Force the “know-it-all” programmer to see other ways of writing code Force the “know-it-all” programmer to collaborate... Read more

Developing and releasing every hour

May 9, 2013

Last year I was fortunate enough to be the Product Owner of a team that built and deployed code every hour for three consecutive days. This post describes how we did it and what the conclusions were. We will repeat the experiment at the I T.A.K.E. Unconference, at the end of this month. 

How Unit Testing Saved My Holiday (Video)

March 13, 2013

  Would you like to have better unit testing? We can help with: Attending the “Unit Testing Core Practices” workshop, also available in-company Attending the “Test Driven Development (TDD) ” workshop, also available in-company Attending the “Acceptance Test Driven Development” workshop with Markus Gärtner If the situation is more complex, we would be happy to create a customized package for... Read more

5 Common Unit Testing Problems

March 4, 2013

At the time of this post, I have taught unit testing for 5+ years, to a few hundreds of developers, both in classroom and in their own environment, on their own code, be it Java, C#, C++, PHP, Python, Javascript, Objective-C or ActionScript. No matter the technology or the environment, the problems they encountered were... Read more

FAST is safe

February 4, 2013

During our work as programmers we often have the feeling of wanting to get the things done. We as programmers feel that cutting corners and taking big steps is a safe way. Until the bugs kick in! And when the changes in the already written software are so painful! This is why for us FAST... Read more