Core Skills

How Do I Learn

March 7, 2009

You may have noticed that I didn't get around to write that many blog posts over the last two months. While some of you may regret this, others would argue that the universe has...

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Marick's Law

November 29, 2008

This delightful post from Robert "Uncle Bob" Martin describes with much better sentences what I was trying to express with my latest post Professional Under Pressure. When ...

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Professional Under Pressure

November 27, 2008

A first delivery of our current project is going into production very soon. The team has worked hard and is still working very hard to straighten out the last issues. As with ev...

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Little Secret

September 24, 2008

I'll let you in on a little secret. The key to writing good comments is ... (rolling the drums) ... not writing them at all! Let me elaborate on that. To me, there are two kinds...

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The Onion Architecture

July 29, 2008

This is what I consider to be a good architecture for long-lived business applications and how I like to design them. Actually, our current and past two projects apply this desi...

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From Space Shuttle to Software

February 21, 2008

This article, Richard Feynman, the Challenger Disaster, and Software Engineering, really struck a nerve. It's very well written and well thought out. I'll jump right to the conc...

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A day of great quotes

September 10, 2007

Scott Bellware: I think that the difference between a good developer and an excellent developer is the excellent developer's willingness to not know, an openness to explore, and...

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The Myth of Software Estimation

August 29, 2007

Just read an excellent blog post on The Myth of Software Estimation. The author claims that the relationship between humans and computers is just as unpredictable as a relations...

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Discipline

August 15, 2007

Another must-read post by Jeff Atwood on how Discipline Makes Strong Developers. I couldn't agree more. Only discipline on the part of the developers makes code that is concise ...

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ALT.NET - Summary

June 5, 2007

Great summary on being ALT.NET. I don't completely agree with the hot-or-not list of Roy, therefore I like the modified list of Sam much more. My goal in life is to be ALT.NET a...

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Agile is just human nature

May 12, 2007

I just finished reading a book written by Phillip Khan-Panni, and its not about any of the latest cool technologies or methodologies, but about efficient communication between u...

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ALT.NET

May 4, 2007

After reading this post from David Laribee, I promptly put the four criteria to be an ALT.NET developer on our team portal. 1/ You’re the type of developer who uses what work...

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Build a solid core

April 8, 2007

Essential reading from Jean-Paul S. Boodhoo about building a solid core. This post contains a number of truths that I want to point out. Many developers need to spend more time...

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A lean mean blogging machine

March 6, 2007

I'm convinced that this guy does not sleep at night (or his time management must be awesome). He does so many blog posts a day, he must be a cyborg of some sort ;-) or is he a t...

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Maintainable code

January 26, 2007

A very nice post by Uncle Bob about rapid software development. We've all done it! Pulling together those quick & dirty hacks in order to meet our deadline. We've created so...

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Thank you for visiting my website. I’m a professional software developer since Y2K. A blogger since Y2K+5. Curator of the Awesome Talks list. Past organizer of the European Virtual ALT.NET meetings. Thinking and learning about all kinds of technologies since forever.

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