• Issue #00

    A Quest For A Better World

    After having explored personal growth in “Being a Developer at 40”, and professional change in “The Developer Guide To Migrate Accross Galaxies”, I will delve into the third installment of my manifesto for software developers, hoping for us to tackle the larger problems of our modern society with passion, hope and, yes, some dark humor, too.

  • Issue #00

    The Developer Guide To Migrate Accross Galaxies

    My current interests around computers are very far away from the usual subjects that you can find in events such as this one; I am not the slightest interested in knowing if reactive programming is the way for the future, or if you should just use AsyncTask or dispatch queues or futures or promises or just function pointers and unleash all hell through cascading callbacks. I just do not care much about that anymore. I firmly believe that the biggest issues we have in the industry are social problems.

  • Issue #00

    Developers And Politics

    Some thoughts around the tensions between technical and business teams. TL;DR: I do not offer a solution in this text for political problems in software organisations; I just want this article to help developers not to feel alone in this struggle. Most software developers I know have a hard time understanding political power. We tend to assume that technical knowledge is power — which is not false; it is, however, a limited kind of power. I understand the word “Power,” in this context, as the capacity to make things happen.

  • Issue #00

    Developers, Learn To Say No

    All change starts with a “No." This morning I started my day with a dozen crashes all over the various devices that our technological life has sprinkled around us. First an app crashed on my iPad, then a web page stopped responding in Chrome, then Safari also had its hiccups, finally an iPhone app stopped responding. A couple of reboots followed. And I have not opened Xcode yet. Suffice to say, I had enough, and I hyperventilated my frustration on Twitter, begging for the care and support of my dear followers. Not a good start for my day.