Code Reviews

As anyone who has worked with me is well aware, I’m a great believer in code reviews – there is much to be said about a number of positive impacts on the project (and the developers’ professional growth too). This is a great article that sums up very well the benefits, as well as a … More Code Reviews

REST-based User Management web service in Scala

Today I’ve opened access to my sentinel repo which is still at a very early stage development, but I thought was worth sharing with others. I’ve been using Scala on and off for the past couple of years, since I’ve completed the Coursera Scala course (passed with 95% and distinction, obviously!); however, to really learn a language (and … More REST-based User Management web service in Scala

From null to a hundred in six months

Or how to achieve bi-weekly releases at SaaS scale Background Almost exactly a year ago I joined RiverMeadow: a self-described “cloud mobility” SaaS platform, with the modest task of improving a product I was told was “ready for market” and a team that only needed “some improvement, and a better adoption of Engineering best practices” – in slightly … More From null to a hundred in six months