Posted in January 2012

Dealing with legacy in ruby

Last Friday I got to spend another day with the dev team at Protime, running a coderetreat on dealing with legacy code this time. I don’t call it a legacycoderetreat here because it was really different from what J.B.¬†showed us last year. Since I was working with a team that already had their end-to-end tests … Continue reading

In-house coderetreat workshop

On Friday 13 January I facilitated my first in-house coderetreat workshop at a company in Antwerp. When I arrived there 10 minutes before the start, all seven developers were already sitting there. They were set up, fired up and curious what this day would bring. It’s a little bit different from facilitating public retreats where … Continue reading

My first coderetreat abroad

My first coderetreat abroad

Last Saturday January 7 Adi and I traveled to the beautiful city of Amsterdam. We were invited there to facilitate the first coderetreat of 2012. I was really looking forward to this and also a little anxious at first, being in unknown surroundings, and especially facilitating for Dutch people who are known for their honesty … Continue reading

Taking baby steps

Taking baby steps

Adi and I have been thinking about doing a session around using source control during the coderetreat. It should be a session that really motivates you to commit fast and often. It should help you to focus on taking the smallest step possible. It is only through taking the smallest step possible that you can … Continue reading