Software Quality Days 2018 - Don't Break Your Consumers

January 18, 2018

At this year's Software Quality Days in Vienna my colleague Antoniya Atanasova and I give a talk about consumer-driven contracts.

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A Software Crafter's Gamble

March 8, 2017

As software engineers we are working in a rapidly changing field that challenges us to keep up with the newest methods and technologies. We cannot master all of them. But how do we pick those we want to learn next? And how will this choice impact our careers?

We usually absorb the technologies used in the projects we join. Some things we learn just for fun, not with an intention to use them productively. Fact is, as software engineers, we love to learn new things. Why else would we have chosen a career that commits us to a life of continuous learning?

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Functional Programming and Software Design

February 18, 2017

So I read John Hughes' paper "Why Functional Programming Matters" and his argument really resonated with me.

In my view, software developers are problem solvers. When I design a solution, I first try to understand the problem as best as possible. I then attempt to split it into smaller subproblems, which I can solve independently, then put the partial solutions back together to form a complete one. Often I do not get it right the first time, so I may have to do several rounds of adjustment.

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