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Software Crafts Podcast

Sep 29, 2020

In this episode, Lisa Crispin shares her experiences with the pattern “Delayed Automation” from the Cloud Native Patterns repository (https://www.cnpatterns.org/development-design/delayed-automation). We discuss the different trade-offs of applying it, based on different contexts. I also ask a long-time question:...


Sep 22, 2020

In this week episode, Andra Sonea is telling us when she focuses on the specific problem or distils the general solution. She will share her experiences based on the heuristic “Solve the specific problem, not the general case” from the Embedded Artistry repository (


Sep 15, 2020

In this episode, Julius Gamanyi is the guest. We will discuss the longest heuristic so far: “Past experience is excellent for providing a reality check. Too much reality can doom an otherwise worthwhile design, though” from Embedded Artistry repository (


Sep 8, 2020

In this week episode, we have Paul de Raaij as our guest. He distils the heuristic “Strategy is iterative, not linear” from the Simon Wardley Doctrine (http://wardleypedia.org/mediawiki/index.php/Doctrine_Patterns#Strategy_is_iterative.2C_not_linear). From strategy we discuss the role of a manager in tech, and how...


Sep 1, 2020

Matthew Skelton is the guest of episode 12, and we will discuss the heuristic “Eliminate waste” from Xebia Essentials repository (https://essentials.xebia.com/eliminate-waste/). From the definition of waste in the IT industry, the roots of the concept in the automotive industry and how we try to manage...