NDC Oslo 2018 - Day 2 & 3

Day 2 Day 2 of NDC Oslo. A bit less productive than the first. I needed a longer lunch and missed a couple of slots, but made the most of talking to some of the speakers for a bit over the break. There is so much going on that it…

NDC Oslo 2018 - Day 1

With 10 streams on, there has been a lot to choose from at NDC in Oslo. But as day one ends, I've now voted with my feet. And since I can't be in two places at once (though the overflow does technically make this possible) these are the decisions I…

AWS Summit London 2018

I recently attended the AWS Summit in London and thought I would give some notes on the event from my perspective. As a developer working for a company that uses AWS, there was plenty to get out of an event such as this, and the free attendance makes a great…

You can't out-exercise a bad diet

I heard a great quote yesterday: You can't out-exercise a bad diet And this is a great metaphor for technical debt. We all agree that you need to pay down your tech debt in your software. And it's great to commit to addressing a little technical debt during each sprint.…

Developers are not lazy, they're efficient

Well, mostly. I hear the excuse a lot from developers, "Oh, because I am lazy". This seems to be some sort of way of justifying the way we do some of our development, automation scripts, bash power-user commands like grep and awk, even writing a program to solve…

Microsoft & Google, Android Wear support is missing

Ok, so I know I am in the minority as a Windows Phone user, but sometimes I just get frustrated and I wish Microsoft at least tried to achieve parity with their platforms, and not leave it to others who just won't bother. I have a really nice Acer Liquid…