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frozen zone

We’re again in frozen zone – project is going to production πŸ˜‰

So I have a lot of spare time to improve my other skills, like learning GWT, studding books – Tony Buzan’s The Mind Set and so on.

I have a tricky question for you: why James Cameron made the Titanic ? Just watch his talk on TED and grab the answer

Another thing is GWT – sadly I discovered that not all widgets are presented with Widget Gallery, you have to look through API documentation to find them all – for example CaptionPanel πŸ™

dark ages

The whole last week was as black whole – without passion, hopeless and so one πŸ™ Maybe because of weather or something – Autumn is coming πŸ˜‰ Nevertheless that’s over, today day was absolutely brilliant – I got my books from Amazon:

As you can see, quite interesting readings – so the Autumn can be very productive period, especially when the weather will be bad πŸ˜€

I also solved many bugs today and it was even nice – it wasn’t either boring nor frustrating – I was fascinated that I could help someone to achieve his goals. Passion!

The second main achievement today was meeting of Warsaw Design Patterns Group – we started implementing mentioned early application. It base on Maven 2, Wicket and on some common stuff like Hibernate and Spring. There was enormousΒ  pill of knowledge – we used TDD first methodology, with mocks base on Mockito.Β  I never used Mockito before and I’m delighted what you can do with it! We developed almost the whole functionality within one hour! Well designated and suited! I’m looking forward what we do on the next meeting!

Preparation for Warsjawa are also going well – the agenda is almost done, the conference room is booked and the pizza is coming! We will be discussing about Scrum and Agile – from one person to distributed teams! If you are in Warsaw at 24. of October, come visit the conference!

lazy time

The vacations period is the most lazy time ever. No testers, no managers, no developers – almost. So what can you do to survive? In my case I’ve read a book – Agile Software Development with Scrum and had also prepared my self to pass Sun Certified Java Programmer, Standard Edition 6 exam which I passed! So at least I can say I know how to write programs in Java language πŸ˜‰

That exam was the most frustrating ever, I had been learning my self from a book and from the mocks. The mocks are good when you don’t know Java in deep, but in other case they just boggle your mind πŸ˜›

Any way I passed and I can start preparing my self for a next exam – I think it will be Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5.

hidden plan

As you maybe noticed, I wrote nothing for yesterday. Frankly, I forgot about that because I’ve been testing delicious bottle of wine πŸ™‚ But there is one thing worth to mention – I had got my books from Amazon – Agile Estimating and Planning (Robert C. Martin), Agile Software Development with SCRUM and Agile Project Management with Scrum (Microsoft Professional). Lot’s of reading.

Indeed,Β  but that is connected with my hidden plan. After I read all those books, I will propose to introduce Scrum methodology to the company. I will not be easy, but I have to try, what can I loose?

And the last thing, we finished our Clean Code Days. It took two days to clean almost all warnings from the Checkstyle. We discovered some hidden bugs, so it wasn’t wasted time. Any way, we figure out (as team), that code quality matters and we will try to keep it high and always on top. The work is not done yet, but that was the first step to build stronger team of highly skilled developers. What an exciting future is coming πŸ˜€

ordinary day

Today was very ordinary day, I’ve solved some bugs, sent some requests for explanation and so on. Nothing special πŸ™ I also started assigning some Issues regarding Clean Code Day. So boring πŸ˜‰

Few days ago I ordered some books about Agile and Scrum from Amazon. I’m really looking forward to put my hands on them. It would be very nice to introduce Scrum methodology in my current company. I need some basis and I will try.

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