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Ich bin selbständiger IT Berater und Unternehmer in der Internet und Software Branche. Ich beschäftige mich mit Design, Enterprise Applikationen, Web Apps und SaaS Produkten. Ich entwerfe und entwickle Business Lösungen und Anwendungen. Ich helfe Unternehmen in Sachen Software Qualität und Wissenstransfer, z.B. mit Angular und Spring Boot.

(English) Alternative Git Workflows

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.In his 2018 article "4 branching workflows for Git" software developer Patrick Porto outlines these four proven Git workflows and their respective advantages and downsides: Git Flow GitHub flow GitLab Flow OneFlow While Git Flow probably is the most well-known and most widely used one of those it's also received quite some criticism for being overly complex. Even Git Flow originator Vincent Driessen, has only just recently noted that when he originally conceived of this workflow more than 10 ... Read more

(English) Designing Delivery and Moving Beyond Products

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.I'm a frequent attendee at Lean DUS, a regular event organised by the fantastic folks of sipgate. Earlier this year at LEAN DUS #23 Jeff Sussna gave a talk on moving beyond products and unifying design and operations. Jeff runs a consulting company called Ingineering.IT, which aims to help businesses to establish a comprehensive, continuous service delivery process. He also condensed his expertise in a book called Designing Delivery, which outlines a continuous value creation ... Read more

(English) Varying Degrees Of Software Quality And What To Do About It

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.When working on client projects I come across copious amounts of source code, which sometimes is very well-maintained, sometimes less so. The various code bases are as diverse as their owners and respective stakeholders: A few come with an inherent sense of quality, lots of unit tests serving as the specification for the product. They're typically delightful to maintain and extend. Some though at times leave the impression of having been cobbled together in a ... Read more

(English) Tracking Down Software Bugs, Automatically!

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Last week MIT researchers published an article about an automatic bug-repair system called Prophet. Prophet is a machine-learning system that learns general properties and patterns of successful error corrections in software and applies those patterns to making new error corrections in other programs. While the possibility of having software track down and fix bugs automatically (which effectively would mean creating self-correcting computer programs) is exciting enough in its own right, Prophet possibly has far-reaching ... Read more

(English) Advice On Improving JavaScript Test Speed (by Shyp Engineering)

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.On their blog engineers of logistics service Shyp talk about how they improved the turn-around times of their JavaScript test suite by an order of magnitude of 3 (i.e. 1000x), which is no small achievement. In a modern software development process continuous integration and continuous deployment play a vital role. These ensure that your software always is in an deliverable, tested state and ideally is deployed to production systems in a timely manner when ... Read more

(English) Houdini – Automatically Generated Web App Tests

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Houdini is a new SaaS product - currently in private beta - that "watches you using your site and automatically generates end to end tests that run continuously in the cloud". After having added some JavaScript code to your web app Houdini will follow and record your clicks, inputs and actions. These recordings are then used for automatically generating tests that run continuously. So, if a code change breaks your app's front end behaviour ... Read more

(English) Being the build guy

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Being the build guy, i.e being the one who is responsible for a smooth build and deployment process on a software project is a role that's usually disliked by developers: It means a lot of system administration rather than coding. If something breaks and development grinds to a halt the burden of getting the project on the road again usually is on the person who manages the continuous integration server. However, I think being ... Read more

(English) Continous Integration with Circle or: Coming Full Circle

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.I've recently tried out Circle, a hosted continuous integration service, and I'm quite thrilled about it. Registration / login works via GitHub. Once logged in, Circle lets you choose a GitHub repository and starts the first build right away. Circle claims that setup is as easy as: Sign up to Circle, Give Circle permission to access GitHub on your behalf, Click on a project repository From my experience so far this claim is absolutely correct. Configuration is completely ... Read more