alediaferia.com – thoughts on building software
In this blog I publish my thoughts on building software products, working agilely, team dynamics, software architecture, leadership and more.
How to miss a delivery date
Reading Time: 2 minutes Estimating a delivery date is hard. Missing it, on the other hand, is quite easy. When it happens try not to focus on pleasing stakeholders by committing to a new date that is very close to the original one.
Embracing genuine deadlines as software engineers
Reading Time: 11 minutes Genuine deadlines are there to help the organization seize an opportunity. Let’s explore how they impact engineering organization and how not to antagonize them.
Is software quality attainable in Agile contexts?
Reading Time: 8 minutes What does quality software mean in Agile? Does it make sense to invest in upfront design and architecture to guarantee higher quality? In this post I try to dissect what Quality means in Agile.
Yes, TDD slows you down
Reading Time: 3 minutes TDD is a strict software development methodology that might make you feel as if you’re doing things slower than you actually could. Is it a bad thing?
How to keep your Amazon MQ queues clean
Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon MQ queues might fill up if you use them in your tests but don’t take care of cleaning them up. Let’s explore together a way of addressing this issue. I was hoping to avoid writing dedicated code to just consume all the messages enqueued during tests so I started looking around for some tool […]
The Mythical DevOps Engineer
Reading Time: 8 minutes I’m always a little suspicious of job specs looking for the so-called DevOps Engineer role. They often mention a vast variety of duties and responsibilities. Are they hiring for a single role or a whole team? Roles having DevOps in their title hardly share the same meaning. They often have something in common, though. They […]
How I enabled CORS for any API on my Single Page App
Reading Time: 7 minutes In this blog post I’ll show you how I used free services available to anyone to build a little proxy server for my app to overcome certain CORS limitations for my Single Page App.
How I used GCP to create the transcripts for my Podcast
Reading Time: 4 minutes While building my podcast I experimented with GCP to produce the transcripts to my episodes. TL;DR it wasn’t too bad!
How I used Chisel to pull Gitlab pipelines stats
Reading Time: 4 minutes I built chisel.cloud in my spare time to automate something I did to derive insights about my Gitlab pipeline times. In this blog post I’m going to show you how I did it in the hope that it might be useful to you too. As you can see from the picture above, Chisel is still […]
How I setup my continuous deployment pipeline for free
Reading Time: 4 minutes Continuous deployment is a key capability that every company should invest in to keep up with the increasingly changing demands of the market. Let’s explore how to build a simple continuous deployment pipeline for free.
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