About Software Estimates

There sure is a lot of talk and work about estimates in software development. Whether you are in a big company, a small agency or a "one-man army" project, the idea that you can predict how long will it take to build a system is widespread and adopted by all.…

Leader Election Using Spring-Boot

Warning: technical post ahead. You may want to take the children out of the room! Spring-boot took the market by storm in the last years. Spring, as is, with MVC dependency had already bitten a huge chunk of job posts and online questions, but with the Boot simplicity, it practically…

Your software will be rewritten

So, there’s this thing about your system. It’s born to die. I’m talking more specifically about the Web Systems, because that’s my area of expertise, but it’s valid for several areas of software development. Systems are created to be destructed in the long run. And…

Embrace Change

In recent past, Orkut was the main social network in my area. Everybody used it, and everybody loved it. I believe it was the first "real" social network that was massively popular here and there were no signs that it would be replaced by Facebook. When launched, the first iPhone…

Be careful with the right tool for the right job

When I started my career I quite never understood the idea of settling down with some language/technology. It always sounded wrong to do it because you have to "use the right tool for the right job" and "if it doesn't look like a nail, don't use a hammer", but…