Amitai Schleier firstname.lastname@example.org
[he/they] Software development coach. Itinerant programmer. Legacy code wrestler. agilein3minut.es podcaster. Musician. Bad poet (award-winning).
2022-07-04T12:25:30Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersToday in the USA, we're reminded that we consistently do far worse to ourselves than England's tyranny ever did. Happy Independence Memorial Day. May it lead us somewhere better.
happy 4th!Not enjoying being this correct this close to home. Where I grew up: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/illinois-shooting-july-fourth-parade-07-04-22/index.html
2021-06-30T15:10:27Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersHere's the recording of Helen Scott for #jcjug with "Writing Code is Easy, Being a Great Developer Is Hard": https://youtu.be/olydqoInjxU
2021-04-30T11:00:57Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersFun #PubMob session this morning with Tony and Chris. Tony had written characterization tests for some confusing #notqmail code, we looked at them together, and between the three of us came to a much better understanding.In this afternoon's #PubMob with Joel and Mike, tried extracting qmail-send:main() to its own compilation unit. Lots of entangled globals, didn't quite get there. We'll try another approach and compare. Meanwhile, learned cool ag tricks to find includes faster.
2021-04-28T12:58:42Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersOrganizations that don't listen closely for unmet needs may get to hear them loud and clear.Organizations that design obstacles to individual autonomy will observe it flowing turbulently.
2021-04-23T15:09:39Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersToday's Legacy Open Source Fridays #PubMob: zero code.With regular participants getting more invested, we instead talked about:- How notqmail got where it is- Some of the unique constraints it's under- Better and worse paths for wriggling free
2021-04-19T15:42:26Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersThis Friday, play with someone else's #LegacyCode, accompanied by an experienced guide (moi). Encounter some familiar puzzles and some novel ones. Then return to your own code with new insights and confidence to find new ways forward.Register at #PubMob: https://pubmob.com/offerings/amitaischleier-legacy-open-source-fridays/
2021-04-12T15:33:15Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersSorry, no #LegacyCode #OpenSource this Friday. Sign up now for April 23: https://pubmob.com/offerings/amitaischleier-legacy-open-source-fridays/Wanna play this Friday on your own? Ideas:1. Browse https://github.com/notqmail/notqmail/wiki2. Install notqmail3. Read, run, and break the stralloc tests to get acquainted with its string library
2021-04-08T08:55:29Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersMake that _three_ participants booked every week through the end of April. (May dates available soon.)Any Friday.Either of two timeslots: one suited for EMEA/AP, one for Americas.https://pubmob.com/offerings/amitaischleier-legacy-open-source-fridays/@PubMobDotCom #PubMob #EnsembleProgramming #MobProgramming #LegacyCode
2021-04-07T09:45:47Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersMaybe you missed yesterday's @JerseyCityJUG. Maybe you just want to watch it again.Here are Heidi Mitre and @CatSwetel on "Continuous Verification: Beyond Chaos Engineering".
2021-03-30T10:56:40Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersLots of ways to foster a healthy software commons without supporting the FSF.An easy one: caffeinate some #OpenSource developers whose approach you appreciate. If that's me, try https://github.com/sponsors/schmonzOr if you'd like to contribute together, join me: https://pubmob.com/offerings/amitaischleier-legacy-open-source-fridays/Wondering what you'd be supporting? My GitHub Sponsors page (https://github.com/sponsors/schmonz) gives a high-level overview.Also, at the end of each month I summarize my efforts. For example, here's December's post: https://www.patreon.com/posts/december-news-45650445
2021-03-23T16:15:21Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersIn my new talk, "Inside-Out TDDDD"(https://schmonz.com/2021/03/19/ao-webinar/):- #tocot- stable and unstable work-environment equilibria- what #Scrum leaves out- what #LegacyCode means to me- what agility looks and feels like- applied empathy woven throughoutWatch:
2021-03-23T13:08:36Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersOn Friday, I gave a new talk — called "Inside-Out TDDDD", because I couldn't resist — about joy and humanity in software development. I'll share the video as soon as it's up. In the meantime, here's a taster of what got talked about: https://schmonz.com/2021/03/19/ao-webinar/
2021-03-10T12:58:45Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersYesterday, the Jersey City Java User Group hosted Angie Jones breaking down, by example, what's new in modern #Java.If you couldn't be there, here's what you missed: https://youtu.be/sNiWs2b_MBM
2021-01-03T14:28:00Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersMy Patreon mission is to make these easy:1. Run your own systems (any OS) with the software you need updated regularly2. Host your own flexible, trustworthy mail and web3. Own your data4. Contribute to a decentralized internetOne way to support: https://www.patreon.com/schmonz
2020-12-16T07:44:40Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersYesterday at the Jersey City Java User Group, J. B. Rainsberger presented "Unlocking the Awesome Power of Refactoring". Here's the video.https://youtu.be/hGSde7whUyY#refactoring #tdd #evolutionarydesign #xp #java
2020-12-07T19:26:28Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersOur December presenter for the Jersey City Java User Group: @jbrains on how you can acquire #EvolutionaryDesign skills and apply them to your lasting benefit. Discussion will probably ensue. https://www.meetup.com/Jersey-City-Java-User-Group-JC-JUG/events/275046368/ #refactoring #tdd
2020-11-16T14:09:28Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersThis is tomorrow (!). You have < 30 hours to RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Jersey-City-Java-User-Group-JC-JUG/events/274098904/@jitterted #Java #JUG #OOP #Refactoring #EvolutionaryDesign #XP
2020-11-14T13:21:31Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersPeople using #qmail have been carefully applying patches for _decades_ to get #STARTTLS, #AUTH, and other basics.This will change.How should notqmail be shaped so that modern features like these are easy to land? I've collected some thoughts: https://github.com/notqmail/notqmail/wiki/Designs
2020-11-05T17:59:52Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersAnnouncing our next JC-JUG meetup: on Nov 17, join us for "Stop Obsessing about Primitives" with Ted M. Young!https://www.meetup.com/Jersey-City-Java-User-Group-JC-JUG/events/274098904/When's the meetup, in your timezone? https://everytimezone.com/s/e2218f27#Java #OO #XP
2020-10-06T22:26:31Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: FollowersRemember when meetups still happened in locations? 1 of 50 at today's #jcjug revival admitted to living in the NY area. (Not me.) Also the talk wasn't even about #Java.But we did real good, because we got "More Smaller Steps" with @GeePawHill.Watch: https://youtu.be/WYK4kbrmm84