• 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 Across 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

    Courage

    I grab my iPhone and I place my thumb on the home button. My iPhone pretends that my finger is not my finger is not my finger. I manually type in my PIN code instead. I put on my WATCH. It does not unlock itself automatically, even if I follow the ritual dance of holding my WATCH up while I unlock my phone with my thumb. I end up manually entering my PIN on my watch, too. I go to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee.

  • 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.