Tag Archive: Software Craftsmanship

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March 31, 2017

The 5th edition of I T.A.K.E Unconference, the only technology agnostic event in Central and Eastern Europe, is taking place in Bucharest, Romania, 11-12 May. With a line-up of more than 30 international speakers, 6 keynotes, 6 parallel tracks, a technical Open Space and many opportunities for coding, the event brings together top-notch software crafters who lead the change in... Read more

Agility implies Craftsmanship

April 10, 2016

This article was published first in Today Software Magazine, no 16. Below it’s the full version. The authors are Alexandru Bolboaca and Adrian Bolboaca.   In 2001, a group of people unpleased about the state of software development gathered in a mountain ski resort from Utah. One thing leading to another, they started discussing about the industrial methods applied at the... Read more

Test Driven Development and incremental design

November 25, 2014

As we were sharing in an article in Today Software Magazine (Adrian Bolboaca & Alexandru Bolboaca) our views about software craftsmanship, we came to the fact that Test Driven Development is one of the core practices for software craftsmen. Besides the increasing number of articles, blogs, short movies or books on this subject, Test Driven Development (TDD)... 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

Skills over Technology

May 21, 2014

This article was initially published in Today Software Magazine, no 23. The authors are: Adrian Bolboacă and Alexandru Bolboacă.   The natural career of a software developer is: junior programmer, senior programmer, technical lead / team leader, optionally architect and then it turns into management. There’s something paradoxical about this path: the career that started... Read more

Raising the Bar At SoCraTes UK

September 23, 2013

“As aspiring Software Craftsmen we are raising the bar of professional software development by practicing it and helping others learn the craft.” The Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship   I am very glad to be one of the 70 developers and testers who attended the SoCraTes UK unconference. We were all hoping to work together towards... Read more

The Story of the First European Code Retreat

September 19, 2013

It was 2009 when Maria decided to organize the first ever agile conference in Romania, Open Agile Romania. To facilitate the marketing, it was planned as a track of an open source event, eLiberatica, better known at that time. Finding interesting speakers willing to come to Romania, at that time was much harder than expected.... Read more