Category: Software Engineering
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 […]
Writing a GraphQL DSL in Kotlin
Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s explore together how we can leverage Kotlin DSL capabilities to build a simple GraphQL DSL.
Testing LiveData on Android
Reading Time: 3 minutes Testing LiveData represents an interesting challenge due to the peculiarities of its technology and the way it eases development for your Android app. I’ve recently started to build an Android app to keep motivated on my journey to learn Kotlin. My most recent experience has been with Architecture Components and this brief blog post, in […]
Business outcome language: an introduction for software engineers
Reading Time: 4 minutes Clarifying what the problem is instead of mandating a specific solution will let the engineers and the designers explore the best approach within the current constraints.
Email development with React and Webpack
Reading Time: 5 minutes Email development is often an overlooked practice due to the peculiarities and constraints that most email clients impose. If you want to deliver a delightful user experience to your product you have to maintain its design consistent across all the media it is consumed from. An email is one way your product might be consumed […]