Give Me a Number – Estimations along the Development Process

Two weeks ago, a post of mine were published on Heise Online: Gib mir eine Zahl. Obviously, it is only available in German. Therefore, I publish here my English version. Introduction Who works in the software industry experienced or better suffered effort estimations in one or other way. Either he or she was on the management … Continue reading Give Me a Number – Estimations along the Development Process

Technical Things for Non-Technicals – Part 2: Microservices

Often, I’m asked by non-technical people about technical terms. I try to answer them, because I feel non-technical people need to understand technical things as well as technical people need to understand non-technical things as accounting or how to fill out travel expenses forms. Last time in this series, I explained certain file formats and … Continue reading Technical Things for Non-Technicals – Part 2: Microservices

Einführung in Dokumenten-Orientierte Datenbanken

Abstract Dokumenten-Orientierte Datenbanken sind großartig. Aber sie sind kein Allheilmittel, das Du die ganze Zeit suchst. Sei Dir der Vorteile und der Nachteile bewusst. Wenn Du sie an der richtigen Stelle einsetzt (z.B. für eine weitere Messaging-Applikation J), bekommst Du bessere Ergebnisse in kürzerer Zeit als auf dem klassischen Weg. Einführung Ich möchte eine Präsentation … Continue reading Einführung in Dokumenten-Orientierte Datenbanken

Introduction to Document Oriented Databases

Abstract Document-oriented databases are great. But they are not the silver bullet, you are probably searching for the whole time. Be aware of the advantages and disadvantages. If you use them at the right place (e.g. for another messaging application J), you get better results in a shorter time as in the classical way. General … Continue reading Introduction to Document Oriented Databases

Technical Things for Non-Technical People Today: Data Formats YAML and its siblings

In the past, I was asked to explain even quite complex things to certain people. Those people usually don’t have any technical background – e.g. some marketer or even an economist. Often, they don’t understand why certain things are complex by nature and no one can make them simple. It is not that they are … Continue reading Technical Things for Non-Technical People Today: Data Formats YAML and its siblings