The Five Dreyfus Model Stages

In the 1970s, the brothers Dreyfus (Hubert and Stuart) began doing their seminal research on how people attain and master skills. The following are the five stages on the journey from novice to expert. Novices (or beginners) Novices, by definition, have little or no previous experience in this skill area. By “experience,” I mean specifically […]

What I’ve learned in 365 days @ Pivotal Labs

365 today! Today is my first year at Pivotal Labs and for that reason I decided to write down my experience. After a year it makes me more clear to me to think all the good things I’ve  been experiencing here so far. Big and small Pivotal Labs was founded in 1989 and it’s an agile software development consulting firm […]

Getting early feedback applying Test-Driven Development

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is one of the Extreme Programming (XP) core practices, re-discovered[1] in 2003 by Kent Beck, that relies on very short feedback loops: you write the test (expectation), make it fail, write the minimum amount of code to make it pass (redundancy is accepted at this point). Write a new test, it fails, make it pass… keep running […]

Kotlin: Statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and browser

Hello! I’m writing these series of articles as I learn the language – My plan is to cover some aspects like: what, why, pros, cons, highlights on the language reference, functions / lambdas and some practical examples using spring boot. So lets start from the basic in this first post (sorry, no code at this time). What is […]