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Bike-shedding: how mature are you as an engineer?

Bike-shedding: how mature are you as an engineer?

This blog post is all about ... designing nuclear power-plants, insatiable desire to put CQRS, eventsourcing & microservices in every software product, engineers' maturity, what's more important: problems or solutions & how JIRA can help (yikes!).There are some terms in…

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How important is (really) Technical Excellence?

How important is (really) Technical Excellence?

TL;DR In majority of scenarios real technical mastery has a tertiary degree of importance - being just solid, playing it safe & avoiding accidental complexity is just enough until market gets very dense, interest reaches viral levels or competitive…

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Software like wine: ripening by "staging"

Software like wine: ripening by "staging"

TL;DR Building software while "on auto-pilot" doesn't work well - operational automation is more than advised, but understanding (in-depth) why-you-do what-you-do is absolutely essential. However, there are certain practices many stick to, without really understanding their purpose…

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Making software for a living in ... Northern Africa

Making software for a living in ... Northern Africa

TL;DR The entry threshold in software development industry gets lower & lower - it's a great opportunity for so-called developing countries to spur the "close-the-gap" efforts towards more advanced ones. Some approach it more naively (ehhh, India…

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OODA & Chess. Why context is King.

OODA & Chess. Why context is King.

TL;DR Knowledge is power - you can't foresee & script creative way of knowledge workers if you really expect valuable outcomes. The only way is (once you get proper people first) to provide them necessary degree of freedom &…

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Could DevLyst be the next 'black'?

Could DevLyst be the next 'black'?

TL;DR Too many problems in modern software solutions development are related to chasm between 'thinkers' (analysts, people with business knowledge) & 'doers' (IT specialists, mainly programmers), yet we're so used to it we treat it as something carved in…

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