en: Card, Conversation, Confirmation (a.k.a 3C’s)

Index cards are a great way to keep track of new ideas for a software product. The good thing about them is because they are limited. You can’t get all information into one. And that’s a really good thing. Trust me. Back in 2003 when I started learning eXtreme Programming, I’ve heard of a storyContinue a ler “en: Card, Conversation, Confirmation (a.k.a 3C’s)”

en: The Lean Startup Experience

I saw an infographic asking if we are getting into another “dot com” bubble. That infographic was built by Udemy, great job. I agree with that, and I believe we have better tools and techniques today to help companies to play in startup mode. One of the things we surely need to focus on isContinue a ler “en: The Lean Startup Experience”

en: How to disable pop-up notification for Skype on Mac OS X

So, I’m a Mac OS user for almost an year now, and to increase my productivity I always disable notifications whenever I can. For Skype, I used to turn-off the app when running my pomodoros (in my case songdoros), cause I don’t want to receive notifications from it. But, sometimes people call me using SkypeContinue a ler “en: How to disable pop-up notification for Skype on Mac OS X”

Spike Solutions – Why the world would be better if development teams use this as a default

When teams want to build new features in a software, what do they do? Well, some teams I know, they plan. They build a big plan. BIG means at least 50 pages of non-structured text and diagrams that don’t say nothing about the real problem. And they do meetings! After two months, they have aContinue a ler “Spike Solutions – Why the world would be better if development teams use this as a default”

en: That’s it. SSDC is the name — Scramble Software Developer Certification classes! Here I go!

You know what? I’m tired about teaching agile and helping teams in engineering practices, learning organization culture creation, lean start-up development mode, and other “pretty agile practices”. Those are everywhere now. Something is needed to change the market! So… time to rock the market and get true advantage! I’m preparing a new set of coursesContinue a ler “en: That’s it. SSDC is the name — Scramble Software Developer Certification classes! Here I go!”

en: What would you do to change someone else’s world for better? Inspiration and effect!

Sometimes I see people saying that they don’t need to do anything to improve the world they live in, since they do their part, paying taxes. Some believe that government needs to take action. I have another opinion about it, and as far as I know, lots of people have another opinion too. In summary:Continue a ler “en: What would you do to change someone else’s world for better? Inspiration and effect!”

en: Mixing Tomatoes with Songs? That’s a SongDoro!

Quer ver esta história em português? Siga por este post então: Songdoro! Ganhe tempo ouvindo música! You may be aware of the pomodoro technique, a simple time management tool where you run short cycles on “full focus mode” during 25 minutes, rest 5 minutes and then you run again another cycle. After four cycles, youContinue a ler “en: Mixing Tomatoes with Songs? That’s a SongDoro!”

en: Introduction to Test Driven Development

So, I have done one presentation about Test Driven Development yesterday, touching TDD concepts and also lots of concepts about Behavior Driven Development (BDD). There are simple concepts about the test first process. You have to write a test that fails, write code to make the test pass and then refactor your code. Keep theContinue a ler “en: Introduction to Test Driven Development”