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Counter Corona - Pair-Program everything!

As most of us, my developer team and I are doing things quite different these days. For future readers: The Corona virus holds the whole world hostage. To st...

Agile Management Innovations

Somehow, I came across this great article about what to do to build a great work environment in an agile enterprise. In this short reflection, I want to high...

5 Observations at Coderetreats

5 Observations at Coderetreats

Recently, I facilitated another coderetreat. As in previous retreats, the participants who experienced their first coderetreat showed a pretty similar behavi...

Java Forum Nord 2016 - tdlcr - Test Driven Legacy Code Refactoring by Falk Sippach

Java Forum Nord 2016 - tdlcr - Test Driven Legacy Code Refactoring by Falk Sippach

This article is part of a series about Java Forum Nord 2016, a conference that took place in Hannover, Germany. Links to articles about other talks I visited...

What is the Golden Master Technique

In preparation of my new workshop, I read about the Golden Master technique in detail. Because this is an important method to deal with legacy code and is ea...

The First Get Together Of Me And My Remote Team

The First Get Together Of Me And My Remote Team

Last week included a very important appointment: The first Get Together of me, another teammate here in Germany and my remote-working team. I saw most of the...

Project Draft IT-Mentor-Hub

Project Draft IT-Mentor-Hub

Since a couple of months, I have an idea that I cannot implement because of other priorities. It’s about a project regarding mentoring in the IT. I understan...

How to Work in a Remote Team

How to Work in a Remote Team

Since the beginning of this year I’m working in a remote team. There are two developers in Romania and me in Germany. To successfully develop software in thi...

design-types.net - I Am An Author

design-types.net - I Am An Author

The other day I read an article in the Java Magazin which was about the different types of software developers. The page design-types.net offers a test whi...

My first Coderetreat

My first Coderetreat

Yesterday was the Global Day of Coderetreat and I spend it like it should be spent: I visited my very first coderetreat, organized by JUG Ostfalen. The slog...

I am a Senior Professional

I am a Senior Professional

A couple of months ago, a disruptive event changed not only the project I worked in but also the way I think of my customers. This article illustrates my tho...

Care About the Business of Your Customer

Care About the Business of Your Customer

Yesterday, I ended my subscription of the magazine “Auto Motor Sport”, one of the big German journals about automotive and racing sports. I will continue rea...

Full-Time Event in Another City - Arrive a Day Early and Depart a Day Late

Full-Time Event in Another City - Arrive a Day Early and Depart a Day Late

Given you visit a full-time event in another city, maybe a fair or a conference. What do you do when that event comes to an end? Do you rush to the airport t...

New Mission Statement For My Work As A Software Developer

New Mission Statement For My Work As A Software Developer

There have been a lot of changes in the last months. My work as an employed software developer kind of got to a new level because of the changes in my projec...

Writing Great Software vs The Reality of Commercial Software Development

Writing Great Software vs The Reality of Commercial Software Development

In the past year 2013, I made several proposals to improve software development in my project. Some of them got implemented, like having agile meetings with ...

An Item of Our Team Culture - The Gollum.

An Item of Our Team Culture - The Gollum.

The other day I returned from lunch and I found Gollum sitting on my screen. Gollum is a little toy figure that is given to a developer in case he caused pro...

Using your Mentoring Group as Peer Reviewer

One of my favorite concepts of self development is mentoring. My current mentor started mentoring me two years ago and has two mentees in total. One of the r...

My First Achitectural Kata

My First Achitectural Kata

This week, I practiced my first architectural kata (alternative link) with my mentor Jens Schauder and my co-mentee Thomas. These katas are meant to practice...