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12 things professional software developers do

9 minute read

Quite recently me and a coworker had a lively discussion on what constitutes a great software developer, or, in more blunt terms, what separates the professional from the amateur. This got me thinking about the things I currently think are crucial in any professional software developer. Here’s my...

August 20, 2015

A reminder on why every software team can benefit from Scrum and/or Kanban

3 minute read

At my current project, me and my very experienced team mostly focusses on supporting the development teams with architectural design challenges, long-running improvements, or helping them resolve technical debt that is impeding their user stories. However, during the last five months we picked up...

August 14, 2015

Ingredients for well-designed OWIN middleware components - Part 7

3 minute read

In the sixth post of this series I talked about how you can use Swagger to create real useful documentation for your API. In this seventh and probably last post, I'd like to present some spices to make that OWIN middleware component extra special. Spice 1: Automate your entire bu...

July 29, 2015

Ingredients for well-designed OWIN middleware components - Part 6

1 minute read

In the fifth post of this series I talked about some PowerShell tips to align the versions of all NuGet packages. In this sixth post, I'd like to show you how you can make your HTTP API much easier to use. Ingredient 7: Swagger-enabled documentation If your component exposes an HTTP API based o...

July 27, 2015

Ingredients for well-designed OWIN middleware components - Part 5

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In the fourth installment of this series I proposed a pattern for postponing expensive operations from inside your middleware component until the OWIN pipeline has been constructed. In this post, I'm going to talk about aligning package dependency versions. Why? Well, in my experience a well-desi...

July 22, 2015