The 11th October is an important day for me. It’s Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls… Read More Ada Lovelace Day
It is with a heavy heart that last week I handed in my resignation at Allegro Networks. I’ve been with the company for two years, watching it grow from Andy D‘s idea of a startup, to a network, to a product, to acquisition by IIX in Silicon Valley. It’s time for me to take on a… Read More Hire me!
Firstly Eric began explaining how microservices talk to each other by using Context Maps. He described a microservice as a part of the system run by an autonomous team, with boundaries between each one. Messages are sent between the services in the language of each context. Eric then went on to explain all the different… Read More #dddx Eric Evans – DDD and Microservices: At last , some boundaries!
So Eric’s talk had got me thinking about Documenting our system using Context Maps. With the new acquisition by IIX I’m working with their technical writer at the moment to pass on the domain knowledge the team and I have built up over the last two years. So this is very topical for me at… Read More #dddx Cyrille Martraire – When DDD meets Documentation
On Friday I went to the DDD conference put on by Skills Matter. It was an excellent conference and perfectly aligned with the work we’re currently doing at Allegro. I tweeted a lot (as usual) but thought it would be handy to put some notes into a blog https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/6453-ddd-exchange-2015 You can either read my series… Read More #dddx Domain Driven Development eXchange 12th June 2015
For the last two years at Allegro we’ve been working with No Backlog. When I share the experience of this with people they often ask “what about the bugs?” and my response “we don’t have bugs”. On reflection this sounds really conceited! I don’t mean that I write perfect, bug free code. I’m not saying… Read More Bug Free Code
So today we can announce that our company has been acquired by an awesome Silicon Valley based company IIX: http://www.iixpeering.net/, we’re backed by NEA, investors with a keen eye for The Next Big Thing. We’re absolutely delighted to be part of this awesome team! The reason they bought is the reason I was brought in… Read More WOOHOOOO! Allegro’s HQ is now in Silicon Valley!
Just over a year ago I started work at Allegro Networks. This was an amazing opportunity for me to work on an entirely greenfield project. Whilst I waited for the other two developers to start, I began the process of figuring out What We Were Supposed To Do. I asked questions. I sat and listened.… Read More Bringing user stories to life
Is refactoring waste? Interesting article on refactoring being waste. Have a read. THis is my follow up: When we’re practising TDD with katas, a common practise when following the Red, Green Refactor, is at the green stage. We ask ourselves, how can we get to green with the simplest, least effort change. Maybe a line… Read More Is refactoring waste?