Stop Naming Systems “Legacy”

While according to Merriam-Webster “legacy” is described as “relating to, or being a previous or outdated computer system” and Wikipedia adds “yet still in use”, I feel like we software developers and especially software architects are too hastily in naming a system or sub-system legacy. From a high-level architecture point of view, which spans across […]

Do You Care…?

…about the people you work and for whom you develop software for? Or how Allen Pike put it, do you deliver: » Giving a Shit as a Service I think too often and too quickly we get lost in our own problems, be it code-wise or management-wise that we end up forgetting about the bigger […]

Informational vs Emotional Receiving

From a totally unrelated Hacker News discussion thread, I got a link to a quite enlightening display of how communication can be received in different ways. It reminded me of the German book “Miteinander Reden 1” by Friedemann Schulz von Thun that we’ve read in school many years ago. As such the topic wasn’t completely […]

Discussions around log4j and FOSS

Unless you’ve been disconnected from any digital or analog media in the past few days, you must have heard of the zero-day remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability detected in log4j, one of the most popular open source logging library for Java. Not running much or developing any Java application, the most interesting part about this […]

Almost Always Auto

For the past four years I’ve been developing mostly in C# at work and gotten used to some of the more generally accepted code styles in the .NET world or at least within my project. One of those styles is the usage of var basically everywhere, which has really grown on me and it’s also […]

You Are Not Wasting Time

On the SFML Discord and forum, I get to mentor and support a lot of new beginners, often with some of their first steps in programming. It’s not uncommon that they feel like wasting their time, because they can’t figure something out and spend hours or days on it. I think every programmer, myself included, […]