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QCon New York Day 1: Micro-services, Team Latency and the Lean Enterprise

6 minute read

So now that I've got the unofficial part of this trip behind me and I managed to get through a very in-depth full day workshop on reactive extensions in JavaScript with my limited JavaScript experience, it is time for the main part of the conference. As is customary at QCon, each day always start...

June 12, 2014

The Staring Game aka The Art of Social Intelligence

3 minute read

So here I am in New York, all alone and looking for something fun to do during a rainy day preceding QCon New York. The Empire State Building was covered in clouds so what can you do? Well, you go to and browse the many events that happen in a big city like this. Country dancing and ro...

June 11, 2014

Time to break with the past a.k.a. Fluent Assertions 3.0

3 minute read

Boy do I love the .NET community. Since I moved Fluent Assertions to Github, people have been creating 32 forks and provided me with 37 pull requests. In fact, release 3.0 has been made possible by the likes of Adam Voss (who provided a lot of those pull requests), Maarten Balliauw (for setting u...

May 20, 2014

QCon: The Culture Engine; How to build High Performance Teams

7 minute read

Sometimes you run into a workshop that you didn't have any particular expectations for and then your mind is completely blown. That happened to me on the first day of tutorials here at QCon San Francisco. "By whom?" I hear you asking. Well, by Steve Peha and Amr Elssamadisy and heavily supported ...

November 22, 2013