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

Productive Friction and Diversity ... the pillars of innovation ... or: How to NOT build faster horses!

2017-06-12 Software-Engineering Management Culture

In the week of Jul., 10th we are going to do our next Hackweek. The concept is not new. A lot of companies do it. The question is: Why is it valuable? ... Read More

The myth of ... getting it right the first time

2017-06-06 Software-Engineering Books Culture

I am reading it again: Clean Code. This time I am reading it differently. The first time around (6 years ago), I was reading it and learned a lot ... Read More

Can Micro-Services Systems be simple?

2017-01-20 Software-Engineering Micro-Services

Architecting and designing large (distributed) systems makes you think about complexity. A lot!!! The first question that you want to ask yourself is ... Read More

I am a lucky guy :) ...

2017-01-18 Software-Engineering Conferences Thoughts

Sometimes it takes a while to get to it … Last year I was opening Data-by-the-Bay and was welcoming/addressing the attendees. Wanted to turn ... Read More

Spotify Light ... Nitro Engineering 2017

2016-12-09 Software-Engineering Management Culture

Finding a good and maybe even the right org structure for an engineering organization is something of a dark art. Initially everything is so easy. ... Read More

Visit the Powerscourt Gardens ... the Home of Software Gardening

2016-10-28 Software-Engineering Management Culture

Clearly … and obviously … the idea of Software Gardening is not mine. But as I have already mentioned once or twice … I like it a ... Read More