The contract has been signed, the training finished and all the company is ready to start using the best development practices known to man - unit testing, TDD, Clean code, pair programming you name it! But there’s just one problem preventing the change from happening...Or as the good doctor puts it:You can get so confused … Continue reading What are you waiting for???
Two days ago I couldn’t take it anymore…There was a new and shiny (dev) release for my Windows Phone and I just had to install it. With trembling hands and a heavy heart I’ve installed Preview for Developers on my HTC 8x and dived right into the dreaded “download –> install –> reboot” cycle which … Continue reading 3 Windows Phone 8.1 features I’m already using
Last week the company I was employed at went bankrupt. It was the end of a long process which started about a year ago. It was a sad experiencer - I believed in the company and its goals. I hoped that the company’s amazing vision would become reality - and it did for a while. … Continue reading In search of a Better Place
“Choose a number from 1 to 10” – they usually choose 5, I’m not sure why.This how an interview question I’ve used to ask begins…The questionSuppose you’re writing a client that receive a message with a number N (usually 5). Next you’ll receive N messages each contains a different number from 1 to N 1 … Continue reading Are you better at math or code?
You’re lucky you know, said the developer to the consultant. You get to come and save the day and leave before all hell breaks loose. You got it all wrong said the consultant to the developer. I solve problems, teach best practices and explain what should be done and then they change and twist everything … Continue reading The developer’s perspective
August 2002 I’ve started my first “real” programming job, I was an intern at Intel working side by side with intelligent and talented engineers on a performance monitoring tool for Linux. A lot has happened since, I switched a few jobs, sometimes I worked for big enterprise and sometime for a small startup until I … Continue reading 9 years ago…
Could there be such thing as too much coding? From time to time I get reminded that there is more to the world than Visual Studio and highlighted text. Below are real stories that happened to me (sometimes more than once), causing me to ask myself – should I take a break? Run in debug … Continue reading 3 signs that you’ve been coding too much