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CHOCOLATE DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT

Welcome to Chocolate Driven Development. Software development with human interaction and psychology in focus.

 
 

ABOUT THE PROCESS

Beside Chocolate Driven Development I also believe in Continuous Delivery and the Lean and Agile view on improvement. For this feedback is required. Contact me. Everything from recommended research down to noticed typos is valuable. I will continue to edit all posts if necessary.

 

A language agnostic debugging list

Checklists are nice cognitive tools. This one can also work as a reminder when designing code. Please come with feedback and suggestions...

The DevOps person and a 300 meter marathon

There are some concepts that have a logical conflict built in, self contradictions. A marathon is 42,195 meters, otherwise it is not a...

Read Accelerate and wash your hands

In the DORA DevOps report and the accompanying book The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing...

It is not too good to be true

We need to start dreaming about excellence. Our identity has to shift to encompass the belief that software can be written differently.

Lift with your legs

When lifting we always want to do it correctly, so that we do it right by reflex as we lift something heavy. No personal trainer will...

Feature requests and ice cream

In parenting you often have to say no to requests. It can be the newest toy, ice cream in the store or another chapter of the book before...

Unnecessary limitations with a history

Most software teams today underperform since they can not fully leverage the technological advantages we have gained over the last...

Bridging the agile gap

The agile manifesto is getting to the start of its third decade. (Follow the link if you are new to it.) About two years after its...

Solutions hidden under subjectiveness

Both NVC, TOC, mindfulness and acceptance therapy all stress the importance of using objective statements. So why is objectiveness so...

Books

A list of recommended reading and references. I will add things along the way. Drive by Daniel Pink Autonomy, mastery and purpose are the...

Naked, but for the sauna

You know that hesitation, standing on the jetty, looking at the cold water? Picturing getting up from the water and back into the sauna...

Things I have done elsewhere

This is things that I have done that I think is relevant for this blog, but not published here. Blog about exploring unwanted effects to...

Software interior design

Software architecture is a known concept. This is a post about software interior design.

One test at a time, one step at a time

My favourite way to create something big that works, is to start with something small that works. Test Driven Development has the benefit...

Guided by tests

In Test Driven Development we write one test at the time. Why is that? Why not just write all of them, and then write the code? One of...

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