23 Nov 2018
I have already written about the art of communication with business here. However, the ability to communicate is one of the basic skills of the system architects. Actually, how else can you make a good system without prior, good understanding?
12 Nov 2018
System architect is a person who misses the code. Ha! Surprised? I don’t think so. If you are an architect like me, you probably feel this longing. Smaller or larger, but somewhere subcutaneously, admit it, you miss coding, don’t you?
17 Oct 2018
As a QA, I have to admit the last day at work before holidays is a disaster. But it is not as bad as when I am sick and I’m not able to work at all for a few days. And that is a complete catastrophe! Is there any way to deal with QA absence?
25 Sep 2018
As software developers, we write code which falls into one of two categories. The first one is the business logic code – the essence of the software we create. The second one is infrastructure code – a backbone of the application. Did you ever think what is the optimal ratio between an amount of code in these two categories? In this article, I will share my observations on this topic. Small side note, in the course of this article I will use term BICR to denote Business/Infrastructure Code Ratio. That’s actually one of the aspects of essential and accidental complexity, where business logic code generates essential complexity and infrastructure code generates accidental complexity.
02 Aug 2018
It would seem that a good choice of technology is the basis of a good project. It would also seem to be a simple choice. Nothing could be more wrong. Read on to see how you can go wrong and suffer from unnecessary costs through a lack of a proper and accurate analysis of business assumptions and MVP.
12 Jul 2018
Test automation is seen as the next step from manual testing on the test development path. The popularity of such solutions and the positive associations they invoke (eg technological advancement) prove their universal demand. However, before implementing this solution at home, it is worth considering what automation can really give us, and what we will not achieve thanks to it.