Last week was the first Latvian IT community driven conference. I waited long for being a speaker at this event because I did not know a lot about the Latvian community. So I had one day to find out during this event what the Latvian community prepared for us. Ever since a couple of months... Read more
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
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.
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
In my early years as a programmer I was always afraid to touch existing code. Usually that code was written by someone else. It was so hard for me to understand it. I found out after a while that this kind of code is called “spaghetti code”. Now I am having fun making convoluted code... Read more
Our team is very proud to launch an innovative conference, unique in Central and Eastern Europe: I T.A.K.E. It will take place in Bucharest, on 30-31 May 2013. I T.A.K.E. is a technical conference targeted at everyone involved in software development. It is different because: Many passionate developers, testers, architects and managers coming from... Read more
Picture this: you have a new project, 10.000 lines of code, no documentation, all developers who worked on the project have left the project and you must get a new version out in 3 months. I bet many of you have been in this situation before. I also bet this was a big challenge for... Read more
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