• Software Engineering

    Software decay

    At my company CODEFUSION we are working with bigger and bigger customers. We are getting hit by terms that were little known to us until now. Last time we did get a contract to sign with a term (literal translation from Polish) software “illness”. The word illness was in quotation marks. The term was new for me, so I started to dig. It turned out that what was meant here was probably “software decay” (called also software rot, code rot, bit rot, software erosion or software entropy). It was something we all software developers are fighting with. Sometimes without knowing it has a name. Software does not change, bits don’t…

  • DotNet,  Netduino,  Software Engineering,  Tinkerforge

    Pictures from DWX’14 conference

    This year I was once again an invited speaker at the Developer Week conference in Nuremberg, Germany. I was speaking (in German of course) about the basics of hardware programming in .NET. Developer Week is biggest developer conference in Germany: 250 session, 150 speakers. It consists of .NET Developer Conference (DDC), Web Developer Conference (WDC) and Mobile Developer Conference (MDC). Here are some pictures from the conference. Developer Week 2014 VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL

  • Software Engineering

    I am a Software Engineering Subject Matter Expert at CompTIA

    I’m very proud to be a Subject Matter Expert at CompTIA in Chcicago, USA. I was invited to participate in a Software Engineering and Networking for Programmers workshops in their headquarters at Downers Grove (west Chicago suburbs). The first day of Software Engineering workshop went by and was quite intensive. I’m working in a small international (Canada and USA) group of professionals from institutions like IBM or Illinois State University. We are creating and asserting items for a new set of certifications that CompTIA is developing. We are basically writing the questions for the exams the candidates will have to pass to get the certification. It’s quite intensive but it…

  • Article,  DotNet,  Netduino,  Software Engineering,  Tinkerforge

    .NET hardware programming basics

    I’m a “bits sculptor”! I work with bits to create beautiful software. I have done it myself for years and now I’m running a software development company to create “better software”. But I was always jealous of people creating more tangible items than software. Not that I ever thought about software as a lesser creation then physical objects. Oh, no! Creating good software takes the same amount of effort and talent as creating for example a good car. But still. But you cannot “touch” the software you are creating. So I decided to go a bit into hardware. And what is the better way for .NET software developer than to…

  • Article,  Continuous Integration,  DotNet,  Software Engineering

    Eventful week

    Last week was quite eventful. I’ve talked about Continuous Integration in .NET and about how do we use it at my company CODEFUSION at the IT Academic Day 2013 at the Opole University of Technology (OUTech). It was an event organized by the .NET Group from the OUTech and Microsoft Poland. The auditorium nearly full! Of course I’ve showed my funny CI gadget "Great Integrator Helmet". It connects wirelessly to the CI server and transfers a feedback about failing build by blinking and hauling. As usual it was very well noticed by the auditorium And since we are at the topic of tinkering with electronics: I’ve described how to build…

  • Article,  Software Engineering

    Continuous Test-Driven Development

    I have recently participated in the “ENASE – Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering” conference. This year (2013) it was held in Angers, France. I have learned a lot during this conference! I have presented a short-paper I’m coauthoring called “Continuous Test-Driven Development — A Novel Agile Software Development Practice and Supporting Tool”. Presentation wen well – here are the slides. What is the paper about? Lets read the abstract: “Continuous testing is a technique in modern software development in which the source code is constantly unit tested in the background and there is no need for the developer to perform the tests manually. We propose an extension to…

  • Continuous Integration,  DotNet,  Software Engineering

    Dveloper Week / Dotnet Developer Conference 2013

    Herzlichen Dank an alle die Teil in mein Vortrag wahrend Developer Week / Dotnet Developer Conference 2013 in Nürnberg genommen haben! Das war eine Hervorragende Stunde! Ich hoffe Ihr etwas über „Continuous Integration in .NET“ gelernt habt. Herrlichen Dank an Organisatoren für die Einladung. Danke an Kollegen Referenten. Danke an alle 1500 (?!) DWX 2013 Teilnehmer! Und als Bonus – CiInDotNet_Dwx

  • Software Engineering

    Speaking at ENASE’ 2013 – Angers, France

    Another conference is coming. I will be speaking at ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) conference in Angers, France. I’m coauthoring a paper about new technique in software engineering that involves test driven development and continuous testing. I will publish the paper after the conference on this blog. If you are interested in new approaches in software engineering please take a look at http://www.enase.org/ and it you happen to be near Angers between 4th and 6th of July – visit!