On solving problems

As developers, our job is finding solutions to problems. Finding a good solution to a problem that has not yet been solved will give the business a tremendous advantage over its competitors. This is where the money comes in. As software developers we play a key role in this process. It has indeed become apparent that […]

Event Storming – Let the domain knowledge flow

Last year I was introduced to a new (for me) workshop format, called ‘Event Storming’. It is a technique developed by Alberto Brandolini and is meant to quickly explore complex business domain. It has already been adopted within the Domain Driven Design community. When I learned about it in a Domain Driven Design workshop by […]

Part of the model we created

“Lean Enterprise” – about lean and high performance organizations

Like most of you, I invest quite some time reading about agile software development practices and how to create innovative solutions with a short time to market. My experience, although admittedly limited, teaches me that an agile software development team is not quite enough. One can invest in agile methodologies like Scrum as much as […]

Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale

“The Software Craftsman” – a book about passion

“Being a software developer is awesome. Look around you. Almost everything that is man-made today has software behind it.” This is a quote from the book ‘The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride’ by Sandro Mancuso. It is a book about passion. It is about passion as the main ingredient of a software developer, to make […]

The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride

Simple Scala SBT workflow in Alfred

Many OS X users know the productivity tool Alfred. Alfred is far more than a quick launcher that will let you operate your computer with the use of your keyboard. Recently I created a very simple workflow, that adds a file action to *.sbt files. It will open the directory in Terminal and launch the Scala […]

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