The cost of building a skateboard ... and a lot of PSs

2018-05-26 Software Engineering Culture

The other day I was explaining again how to build an MVP and I was using the skateboard picture (again :)). In the middle of the discussion I realized ... Read More

Advent of Code 2017 ... Reloaded!!!

2018-05-24 Software Engineering Advent of Code Scala Functional Programming

OK … it took me a while, but … hopefully it was worth it!!! Last year at christmas I did the Advent of Code and … really liked ... Read More

Tenable new hire training ... and integrating sbt-release with sbt-github-release

2018-05-04 Software Engineering Scala

The other day I was flying to the Tenable new hire training in Columbia/MD and that means … 8 hours of uninterrupted coding time!!! At the ... Read More

Category Theory for Programmers ... Reviewing THE course!

2018-04-03 Software Engineering Haskell Functional Programming Conferences

A couple of weeks ago Angel pointed me to a very nice lecture: Category Theory for Programmers (from/by Bartosz Milewski). Bartosz Milewski is a ... Read More

Assembling a Gatling (gun) ... how hard can it be?

2018-03-07 Software Engineering Scala

Back to the roots!!! I am writing Gatling tests (again :)). (Obviously) I used to do this (a lot :)), when I was with Gilt (for an obvious reason :)). ... Read More

GDSE @ edx.org (with TU Delft)

2018-01-24 Software Engineering Management Conferences

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are massive!!! I did my first one 7 years ago (on Cousera; Martin Odersky’s course on Functional Programming ... Read More

About being a (software development) manager ... and managing energy!!!

2018-01-20 Software Engineering Management Culture

A lot has been written and said about what you need to do as a manager or more specifically as a manager of a software development ... Read More

Hackweeks @ Nitro ... The Why, The What, The How

2017-07-29 Software Engineering Management Culture

As already discussed: I am obsessed with building cars!!! Not in the sense that I want/need to build cars, but in the sense that Henry Ford famously ... Read More

How to make your options in the future suck less!!!

2017-06-26 Software Engineering Scala Functional Programming

If you are here for some advise on how to invest your money (using options), you are in the wrong place. This is about how to use Scala Options in ... Read More

Leadership at Amazon ... Productive Friction 2.0

2017-06-12 Software Engineering Management Culture

The other day I was reading the letter that Jeff Bezo’s is writing to shareholders every year. The obsession with fast, good decision making was ... Read More