art of opening the perfect bug

The lost, ancient art of opening the perfect bug

If you’ve written code for LoadRunner, you may have been lucky enough to work with The Master. If you were calm and patient, you may have even been shown The Way. The great secret. The lost, ancient art of opening the perfect bug. A bug that no dev can close as “description not clear/does not…

New year's resolutions

Pet projects and New Year’s resolutions

The holiday season is the perfect time for working on my pet project. Everyone is off with their families. Email is quiet, Github is silent, Jira is calm. Even the customers are taking some time off. Which means I can use this opportunity to invest in what really matters. Of course, I could spend some quality…

How I met your debugger

How I met your Debugger

Kids, today I’m going to tell you how I met your debugger. You see, back in the summer of 2010 I was fresh out of Uni and trying to prove myself at my first job – a small startup in the world of retail. My first major assignment was developing an Explorer add-in to a…

Food for thought from ServerlessDays Milan

I just returned from ServerlessDays Milan, where I had the pleasure and honor of speaking at a session and running a workshop about Serverless debugging. It was a jam-packed two days in a beautiful city, and a great opportunity to mingle with local serverless enthusiasts as well as some of the leading serverless thought leaders…

Is DevOps leaving developers behind?

There’s no doubt — Devops and the sheer scale of the software it enables have truly revolutionized the world of software development. Evolving from humble single-server beginnings two decades ago, it’s finally reached the point where we can build elastic software at scale, thanks to cloud and orchestration layers such as IaaS, containers, k8s (Kubernetes),…

The 5 Approaches to Production Debugging

A genius friend of mine used to say – “Just do bugless oriented programming- when you code, if you see you’re about to write a bug- simply don’t – it saves a lot of time”. As bugless oriented remains a concept for gods, we mere mortals better find other practical approaches that actually work. Software…