Posts and articles

2021

The "healthy tension" nonsense

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A long term partnership between Product and Technology, rather than a “healthy tension”, is the secret for success.

Common Sense Engineering

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You don’t need complex process to run your Engineering organisation. Four principles based on common sense is all you need.

Anatomy of autonomy for product teams

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Team Autonomy is a crucial trait of innovation. To get it right, both the organisation and the teams have to contribute.

My 2020 reading list

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These are the books I’ve been reading over 2020, with my three recommendations.

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2011

Flow control in Javascript

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Mark Needham recently wrote a blog post on how his team worked around a Javascript asynchronous unwanted behaviour. They want to iterate over a collection, ...

Building a firehose with NodeJS

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In Forward we handle a large real time data stream. Having already a Hadoop cluster for high latency analysis (mostly reporting), we recently worked on a ...

2010

Javascript testing

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Javascript has become in the last year the language for rich web applications, but still it rarely receives the level of attention it deserves.

2009

QA productivity metrics

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In a lot of companies the QAs productivityi s measured through the number of defects she raised: the more defects she finds, the harder she works, therefore ...

Acceptance Testing of Flex applications

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Acceptance Testing is a fundamental practice: it gives you confidence that your application behaves as expected from the end customer point of view.

2008

Signs of poor communication

less than 1 minute read

Walking in an office and just looking around for 10 minutes is enough to have a feeling of the level of communication in that environment.

Working with Adobe Flex

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RIA is a pretty hot topic in these days; even in ThoughtWorks a lot of discussions are going on (if you have time check fellow ThoughtWorkers posts here, he...

Integrate Ivy in a dotNet build

less than 1 minute read

I’m currently involved in a .Net shop and I’m working on redesigning the build pipeline (good old CI stuff). Ivy appeared in our brainstorming sessions as a ...

Essap 2008

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For the third year the European Summer School of Agile Programming(Essap) is a great opportunity to learn more about Agile Methodologies.

EasyMock experience

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For the last two weeks I’ve worked with EasyMock and coming from a JMock background it’s easy to make a comparison between the two libraries.

2007

Java enum as a strategy pattern

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I’ve always thought that Java enums can represent a simple but powerful strategy pattern baked into Java.