I am convinced that a compliment that I have for someone else, isn't mine to keep. We often keep our praises and compliments for someone else for ourselves. Sometimes they are shallow, like seeing that a female co-worker has made an extra effort on her hair today or someone bought new shoes. But sometimes they run deeper, like appreciating the time someone has taken to educate you on something or be thoughtful of your private situation.
Generally, testing is perceived as boring, time consuming and 'expensive'. This is also the first question business people will ask when you propose it. 'Fine, but how much does it cost?'. This article should give you some sort of a hand-hold to determine what it might bring you and if the time is right.
A couple of blog posts ago we've set up a basic build-line, in particular for TypeScript. In this post we'll get our hands-on again and apply some automagic stuff for doing TDD and / or unit-testing on our builds.
I’d like to share some good resources I use to educate myself. There are so many good books, tutorials and talks out there, and I think it’s good to start a reference. Our technical little world has grown well past ‘little’, and hunting for new information can be quite the challenge. Why should we all dig for the same gems.
Running a service oriented business isn't the same as running a product oriented business. There's a major difference and over the course of time I've learnt where the differences are when it comes to resource tracking, and how that may or may not affect your business.
A story about the risk of over-abstraction and false assumptions on technical debt.
I'm writing this blog post because I think that with the right argumentation people can get on-track, become more efficient for their bosses, but also in their personal lives.
So this is my first blog on something that's been bothering me shitloads and doesn't have an (immediate) tech relation. I'm becoming bald.
The most important thing with retro's is that you have them. But when you have them, there are a couple of things that you can do to optimize and get the most out of them.
It's not an uncommon question. Should I outsource, should I create a distributed environment or should I keep everything (literally) in-house. There comes a time in nearly every company when these options will be (re) considered. This blog post should shed some light at some possibilities and some of their pros and cons.