Code Retreat 2019
Krystian Adamski, my teammate, sparked the idea and eventually organized on Friday a Code Retreat event in Allegro. He and Karol Teske did an excellent job in Poznań. I’m sure that my colleagues from Warsaw have similar opinion of Maciej Szarliński, Bartosz Balukiewicz and Kamil Halicki, who organized the event there.
It was a blast! I appreciate the atmosphere and shared knowledge. The most developing thing were the retrospectives after each of the sessions. We learned from our mistakes, but also successes. I think that the most important lesson is that the strength is in the variety. Sharing and combining our ideas are the best way to develop software.
If you want to organize this event by yourself, check out this booklet. The organizers printed it out and distributed it to all attendees. The booklets were very helpful!
This years event was only for Allegro employees, but I hope next time we will have an opportunity to collaborate with the community.
I want to start new part of my weekly learning journal. In this section, I am going to list all of my bookmarks that I collected during a week. This is the first time, so I will drop all of my current bookmarks.
- Avoiding dependency hell with Gradle 6
- Code Health: Respectful Reviews == Useful Reviews
- (video) MyIgnite - Being a social developer
- (video) Scala Italy 2019 - John A De Goes - A Tour of Functional Design
- Transport Tycoon Exercises for DDD
- Step by step Spring Boot + Kotlin + Coroutines application
- Clean Code Dive
- (slides) Purely Dysfunctional Data Structures
- Spring Restbucks
- The Deadlock Empire
- BNY Mellon Code Katas
- Professional connection pool sizing with FlexyPool
This section will have books that I was recommended to read or found during a week. While I’m writing this article, I haven’t read them yet.
- Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual by John Sonmez
- Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil
- Domain-Driven Design: The First 15 Years FREE
- Exercises in Programming Style by Cristina Videira Lopes
- Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold