I am always delighted when I meet a developer who calls programming art. I feel I have met a fellow soul. When I first learnt programming a few years ago, the fun of creation was quickly eclipsed by the delights of creating order and beauty out of chaos. One could not have imagined that organising the logic of indecipherable bits of text could be so fun (and I expect any non-programmer readers still cannot!). What was, however, most interesting was the observation that the same patterns one utilised in software to achieve this appeared in the real world. Complex systems naturally organised their constituent parts into grouping structures. The emergent property of this is the reduction of convoluted relationships that would otherwise propagate between components.
“Life imitates art” – Oscar Wilde
Congratulations to Bango’s Software Architect, Iain Carteledge who was recently crowned a Couchbase Community Champion.
Read his interview in the latest ‘Get to know our Couchbase Community’ feature. Iain discusses his likes and dislikes around life, the universe and everything Couchbase!
With a number of exciting career opportunities in the Bango Development team, I decided to sit down with VP Engineering Yomi Popoola to get the inside scoop on life at Bango. Continue reading
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Bango attended once again the annual Agile Spain conference that took place in the lovely city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque Country. Two days of great talks, keynotes and workshops discussing the Agile methodologies. And, just like in the last two years, we found it incredibly inspiring, creative and full of bright ideas to optimize and understand better how we can motivate and drive our teams.
Bango development has recently improved Bango Dashboard to make it easier for major stores and mobile operators to identify areas to optimize and measure improvements based on actions undertaken as part of Bango Boost.
David Fernández, Scrum master & Software engineer, gave a really excellent and wonderful speech about the eternal dilemma of the resource vs person topic when it comes to the contractual relationship of your own self and your professional skills with your employer and the people that are part of it.
Gerard Chiva, Agile and business coach, made a very interesting speech about obsession with attention to detail, quality and pace on product delivery using a very interesting metaphor.