I love books. They allow us to explore areas that we would never have thought of, expose us to ideas that we could never have had, marvel us with their stories, their style and their lessons. I love a good story and I believe story telling is part of our lives more than we realize. I love when writers use words in unexpected or harmonic ways. I love to get their message about the human spirit...
I spent my last few months living at my in-laws farmhouse, somewhere in the country side Romania. The farm is a typical Romanian one; upon the first sight it looks as if time has stopped 100 years ago and people went on living in the same way they did for hundreds of years before that. The only modern artefacts you can find there are electricity, cars, old TVs and the Internet connection that...
V1, Because We Embrace Change
by Alexandru Bolboacă and Maria Diaconu
Does Agile Work?
The optimistic version: Yes. No.
The pessimistic version: No. Yes.
If you become a Buddhist, will it end your suffering?
If you learn martial arts, will you be able to always defend yourself?
If you learn the rules of chess, will you become a grand master?
I first learned about software craftsmanship from Corey Haines, when he talked about it at OpenAgile Romania 2009. I’ve noticed many times that entering a movement depends a lot on who explains it to you, and Corey was the perfect person to do that. For those of you who don’t know him from his travels, speeches, classes and tours, he’s an easy going, soft speaking guy...
There are two ways to have a conversation with your computer: by discussing directly with the application or computer (Command Line Interface or CLI) or by discussing with a metaphor of the computer (Graphical User Interface or GUI). Both have advantages and disadvantages. CLIs are very powerful and provide a real environment for discussion: the user writes their command or question and the...