Jul articles

Teamplayer?

This is a raw dump of a swirl of ideas running through my mind. If they are incoherent it is because I'm still in the process of organising them.The vision of teamwork is accomplishing more than what a single individual can accomplish.If you're like me, it is rare …

Make Change A Core Feature

You haven’t designed well if you haven’t accounted for change. You can spend ages designing the best software but everything can be thrown down the toilet with a simple unanticipated changes. This is the reason I have a growing respect for the idea of emergent design.

Draft CLI Architecture

Here is a draft architecture that I have been working with for CLI applications. It is not complete because it has some holes in it. The whole idea is that it is built will layers each of which enjoys the services of the layers below it. Personally, I think there …

Think Process

Process is more valuable than product. Here is why.What is the true value of the world's best companies? Obviously it is not the products they sell since they relinquish them once they produce them in exchange for cash. Rather, it is total ownership over their production process that gives …

How to Move Fast in Software

Who wouldn't want all their features implemented immediately? It depends. How long will this software be used for? If it will be single-run code then nobody cares because it will not need any maintenance and we can always recreate it from scratch should any bugs rear their ugly heads. But …

How to be 'productive'

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”African ProverbThe solo developer can appear to cover far more ground than a team until the rest of the team needs to contribute. Only then will it be clear how coupled the developer …