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I love writing about stuff that I find interesting and brings some value to my life, so I can share them with you.


TDD vs BDD
Design or Workflow?

September 25, 2021 - 650 words - 4 mins

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These are two different techniques. The key to each of them is about the mindset and context of what you want to achieve.

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Test-Driven (Development)
What is challenging about it?

August 01, 2021 - 961 words - 5 mins

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The complexity here is not about writing tests itself, but the habits that we have to change to create software that is easy to be tested.

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Responsibilities of a Tech Lead
It's not a promotion. It's a role change.

July 01, 2021 - 413 words - 3 mins

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The Trident Career Model by Patrick Kua has three tracks. Each track represents where people spend most of their time or energy.

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Conformity experiments
The uncomfortable truth about human nature

June 01, 2021 - 648 words - 4 mins

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To what extent do social forces alter people’s opinions? Which aspect of the group influence is most important — the size of the majority, or the unanimity of opinion?

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Open-Source Software
The power of contributing to OSS 🖥

May 03, 2021 - 763 words - 4 mins

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What is Open-Source Software (OSS)? What are their benefits? How can you start contributing to any OSS? Pet projects? Knowledge sharing? Why all of these?

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Pull Requests vs Pair Programming
Why choosing when you can have both?

April 01, 2021 - 1168 words - 6 mins

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Let’s talk about the benefits of Pull Requests and Pair Programming, and my thoughts on these after some years of experience with them.

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Embrace the change
Who moved my cheese?🧀

March 01, 2021 - 529 words - 3 mins

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The book Who moved my cheese? presents a tale inside the main story that consists of 4 characters: two mice, Sniff and Scurry, and two little persons, Hem and Haw.

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Phel: the Lisp that compiles to PHP
The new functional language. Fully interoperability with PHP 🚀

February 01, 2021 - 613 words - 4 mins

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The new FP language build-in PHP. Check it out!

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To mock or not to mock
How to escape the mocking hell

January 11, 2021 - 783 words - 4 mins

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Mocking is useful, but “what to mock” usually turns out to be a bit more complicated than expected if you don’t treat this carefully.

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Sharing your git patches
Another way of sharing quick suggestions with your team

December 01, 2020 - 447 words - 3 mins

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Discover another way of sharing suggestions with your development team.

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Never use array_merge in a loop
The spread operator to the rescue

November 10, 2020 - 331 words - 2 mins

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Using array_merge inside a loop is a performance killer. The spread operator will help you to improve this by flatting the array.

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Typed arrays in PHP
An alternative to the missing feature in PHP: Generics

October 13, 2020 - 653 words - 4 mins

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Argument unpacking, function variable argument list, and variadics function.

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The process itself is the goal
How to focus and have self-discipline

September 08, 2020 - 1013 words - 6 mins

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No goal should be an achievement on its own, but the process itself that helps us to go in the direction of these goals.

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Testing Effectively Legacy Code
How to write proper tests to already written code

August 17, 2020 - 919 words - 5 mins

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These tests are also known as Characterization tests.

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Strict Types in PHP
declare(strict_types=1);

August 09, 2020 - 393 words - 2 mins

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In December 2015, PHP 7 introduced scalar type declarations and with it the strict types flag. What is this new feature?

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The art of refactoring
When, how, and why

June 28, 2020 - 544 words - 3 mins

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If you see something, in the scope of your current task, that can be easily improved, improve it. And if you have any questions about it, ask.

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Final classes in PHP | Java | Any
Final, or not final, that's the question

June 06, 2020 - 538 words - 3 mins

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Clear contracts, isolated side effects, testability, low complexity and cognitive load, code fluidity, and confidence in yourself.

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The Art of Testing: where design meets quality
From a software developer's point of view

April 07, 2020 - 521 words - 3 mins

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Why you should consider testing as part of your daily development habit and how it’s directly linked to the software quality.

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How to improve your tech-talk (or any other presentation)
Some tips to improve your communication skills

November 18, 2019 - 660 words - 4 mins

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We have found ourselves attending a meeting that felt like we were wasting our time with a “monologue” that is either hard to follow or doesn’t seem so interesting as it could. Let’s fix this.

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