Let’s be honest, we do not treat frontend code the same way we treat backend code. And it shows. We talk about applying rules of clean code, about keeping it simple, about writing unit tests. Yet, when it comes to writing frontend code, we skip all those rules that we usually self impose. We convinced... Read more
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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
This is a guest post by Thomas Sundberg What makes one specification a bad specification and another specification a good specification? What is the fundamental difference between two specifications? Software is special One important difference between physical things and programs is that physical things are complicated to test. Physical things usually need special tools to... Read more
One of the dangers of writing user stories is that they can get pretty big if there’s no one on the team to point it out. The scope of a user story becomes broader than it should be. In the following article, I’m going to walk you through the reasons why you should aim for... Read more
The post was first published in Today Software Magazine, no. 55 This article aims to answer a set of core questions about software architecture, providing answers that come from modern software architecture thinking. Its inspiration came from: conversations with Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Simon Brown architecting the eventrix.co product, running “Architectural Katas” countless conversations with architects... Read more
While a lot of the design principles that we use in software can be found in other design disciplines, there is one very present in UX and graphical design that is very rarely discussed in software circles: consistency. It’s not because we weren’t trying. The system metaphor idea from XP and the conceptual integrity idea... Read more
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
Blog post by Andreas Leidig, originally appeared on his blog. Republished with permission. Thanks Andreas for your active participation during the unconference.
(Guest blog post by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, originally appeared on her blog. Republished with permission.) What a busy, intense week Agile 2013 was! It was a great opportunity to connect with old friends and meet folks who share common interests and energy. I also had a lot of fun spreading the word/exchanging ideas about two things I’m... Read more
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
(Guest blog post by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, originally appeared on her blog. Republished with permission.) Agile designers embrace change. But that doesn’t mean change is always easy. Some things are harder to change than others. So it is good to know how to explain this to impatient product stakeholders, program managers, or product owners when they ask... Read more
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock – Interview with Alex Bolboaca on Architecture, Design, Smalltalk and ProgrammingMay 21, 2013
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock decided to give us an interview on more topics. She will be a speaker at I T.A.K.E. Unconference, Bucharest, 30-31 May 2013. During this video she explains the main reasons why she likes this event: the open space and the fact that it is a coding conference. Another topic of the interview is... Read more
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock is having a discussion with Alex Bolboaca about Agile. She says that Agile existed long before it had a name, as a set of values. Rebecca has been using the Agile principles for Software Architecture and Design.
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock explains what a Software Architect should do, but mostly what a Software Architect should NOT do. Rebecca will be teaching Agile Architecture Workshop: An Incremental Approach. By the way, Rebecca is coming to I T.A.K.E Unconference 2013. See why she chose to come in this video.