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 […]

Curry and Groovy

No, this is not about a dish originating in the cuisine of the Indian Subcontinent. It’s about Groovy Closures. Yeah, science! Currying is the Groovy’s partial function application making clones of functions, fixing values for some of the parameters and producing new functions with smaller arity* – in other words: new function accepting less argument(s). It’s possible to fix one or more parameters […]

Spotify’ way of work

Hi! This is not new, but it’s an amazing demonstration through 2 videos on how is Spotify engineering culture, including how they manage Agile development at scale. rules are a good start, then break them when needed. Grab a coffee and enjoy this simple (not simplistic), motivational and brilliant way of work.