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How we document stuff

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A recurring topic in every software project I've been involved with is what to document, when to do that, and where to store it. So it wasn't a big surprise that at a recent event, somebody asked me how we track and communicate design decisions. I initially pointed him to an article I wrote in Fe...

June 21, 2015

Dude, you can’t solve all the problems by yourself

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I think that the gist of this post should be pretty clear. Unfortunately I've fallen in that same trap myself many times. So often, I had to refrain myself from pulling somebody's keyboard from under their hands, just because I thought I could fix the problem at hand myself much faster. But with ...

May 28, 2015

The subtleties of developer commitment

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In a recent post, I concluded that I have a strong tendency towards tactical architecture. From that perspective, I try to avoid big-design-upfront. I have a built-in allergy for rebuilding stuff that is already out there. I would never consider building my own message bus or event sourcing frame...

May 16, 2015

Key Takeaways from Build 2015

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The beauty of attending conferences is not just about hearing the latest and greatest (which you can read on the internet anyway), but it's the time away from the daily job that allows you to really immerse yourself in new information. If you can, I recommend attending a conference in another tim...

May 4, 2015

Why Windows 10 is much more than a new operating system

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Let's be honest here. Since Microsoft has been shipping technical previews of Windows 10, I've been repaving my laptop a couple of times and then reverted to Windows 8.1. I didn't like the intermediate touch experience and stability was also not its greatest strengths. In fact, I reverted to 8.1 ...

May 1, 2015