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Why I spend lunch time at my desk?

Because I am hungry! And I don’t mean I’m hungry for the great food my wife or I prepare the evening before, but I am hungry for knowledge and I have to find time to learn, to sharpen my saw. I g...

The power of the three

My scrum master inspired this short post as he thanked me during our last retrospective that with one single action I improved a lot our daily stand-ups. What was the problem with our dailies? The...

A manager who wants to help

Yes. These months I work a bit far from my manager on a separate project with people from many different teams. He scheduled a meeting with me which I thought would be about my middle year review....

Are you a monogamous or a polygamous developer?

I finished reading and completing most of the exercises of Bruce Tate’s Seven languages in seven weeks. The above questions might come up in you if you read the book. It can come up otherwise too, ...

Meetings as a waste of money

I read an article about meetings as complete time and money wasters. Jeff Haden’s opinion is that 99% of the meetings are a waste of money for the company. The author seems to be very strict, but a...

Naming conventions for interfaces in Java

Although the guy was open to change the code, he didn’t really consider using names with an I prefix a bad habit. I was not so happy sith a such an outcome, even though it would have already resul...

Meet Neo4j again

Then when my daughter arrived to our world, I spent a month at home. Even though being with a new born is a tough job, I could dedicate a little bit of time to learn, to stretch my mind every day. ...

I made my first open source contribution

Finally I got it! In my new project we use a maven plugin to generate files from protobuf code with protoc. On the Windows machines the build worked fine, but on my Linux one the build failed. Af...

Test driven development with Spring

Yesterday we started to sketch up a hello world REST application. Its hello service doesn’t even have to return anything in its response it just has to print hello, world! to the logs. But how do y...

Horror with Maven - dependency management vs dependencies

In fact we want to upload our code to a local OpenShift instance with the help of Fabric8 plugin. Maybe there is an IntelliJ plugin, but I did not go into that direction. The first time I ran mvn ...