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Allen Holub about "Frameworks"

Welcome at EC2

My blog moved from Tumblr to Jekyll running on an EC2-instance.

Getting Real @ YouTube

A series of videos from the YouTube channel “Getting Real” with some interesting insights to “How Basecamp gets work done.”

Goodbye Tower :-(

Tower changed their pricing model 😢

home office in da sun what could be a better


Home office in da sun, what could be a better place to work.

Make Your Integration Tests More Readable

Inspired by Kat Tornwall’s talk about integration tests with Elixir and Phoenix I did some clean up in my integration tests of my current Elixir project. Look how much more readable they are now.

Stop Writing Unused Code!

“Visual Studio is one of the single largest pieces of software in the world,” he (Chris Granger, a software developer who worked as a lead at Microsoft on Visual Studio) said. “It’s over 55 million lines of code. And one of the things that I found out in this study is more than 98 percent of it is completely irrelevant. All this work had been put into this thing, but it missed the fundamental problems that people faced.

meet me at mongodblocal munich get insight into


Meet Me At MongoDB.local Munich

DDD (with Elixir)


Pretty well done explanation of DDD

Why Elixir?


Why Elixir?

Programmers, Do Proper Craft!

Yesterday (2018-03-20) I attended a seminar on regulations in medical software. It gave me heebie-jeebies because it’s obvious that Uncle Bob’s fears seem to become true: law and government will tell us how to do our profession. And gosh, what they are telling us is to go back 10 years. We should not be that passionate programmer and we should swap the two sides of the Agile Manifesto again. The right side really matters much more for them ;-(

Your Avatar Matters!

Why the f* I have to spread “Why Your Avatar Matters” everytime I join a new environment ;-)

Work’n’Life - Meetups Linz

This week I did attend the kickoff meeting of Work'n'Life (like in Rock'n'Roll) at Factory 300 in Linz. The place (Tabakfabrik Linz) is gorgeous and the talks were impressive and very informative.

Regulatory Demands

We, as software developers, will face more and more regulatory demands. Business, government, laws will tell us how to do our work.

Linz kann's!


Linz kann’s!

thoughtworks new technology radar vol17 is


ThoughtWork’s new Technology Radar (Vol.17) is out. Always worth reading …

Elixir 1.5 Umbrella App With Phoenix And Elm

It took me some time to figure out how this combination works. Finally, it is rather easy.

Programming Elm # 5

Glen Vanderburg – Real Software Engineering

Thank you, Chad Fowler @chadfowler for pointing to Glenn Vanderburg’s @glv update of his wonderful talk “Real Software Engineering”. I was fascinated by one of the early versions I saw at Rails Conf 2011 in Baltimore.

Keep It Simple

More and more people in our industrie figure out what Leonardo Da Vinci already knows hundrets of years ago: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

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