Hi there,I'm Nikolas Martens, freelancing Software Engineer, and this is my blog. I hope it contains something interesting for you. Enjoy the read!
So Richard McIntyre (aka mackstar) created a BDD tool named ShouldIT (video) which led to a discussion between him and Konstantin Kudryashov (aka everzet), mostly comparing ShouldIT to Cucumber/Behat. For example in this gist.
Guess I'm jumping kinda late on the bandwagon here but I wanted to add my …read more
Three things happened during the last week that each increased my urge to write this article. The coincidence is almost uncanny.
- Monday: over the easter weekend I finally built a tool I've been meaning to build for over a year.
- Tuesday: I became responsible for releasing and quality of my …
Small Steps (sudoku edition)
After trying out live coding at the October meeting of the Berlin PHP user group last year, I tasted blood. So I decided to repeat it with a more complex problem.
At that point I remembered some articles discussing the pros and cons of TDD in the context of a …read more
Small steps at bephpug
At the Berlin PHP user group last week I had two "firsts". It was my first time live-coding and I thought while I'm at it I could also do a "live" presentation on my hybrid tablet/netbook. Both went surprisingly well. And thanks guys for all your feedback.
The talk …read more
While I'm not a fan of certifications and the sort, it's definitely helpful for a novice developer to have a scale to measure himself against. Something that answers the question "what do I need to learn?"
The guys from clean-code-developer.de do a decent job of defining stages and methods …read more