Recap: Advanced TDD workshop with Uncle Bob

Earlier this week I attended a three day Advanced TDD workshop delivered by Uncle Bob Martin. The course explained the principles and practices of Test-driven development as described in his book, Agile Software Development, Principles, Patterns, and Practices. It was an amazing experience, packed with great knowledge, so I couldn’t resist sharing my notes.

Uncle Bob (Robert C. Martin):

He has been a programmer since 1970. He is the Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, an acclaimed speaker at conferences worldwide, and the author of many books including: The Clean Coder, Clean Code, Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, and UML for Java Programmers.
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Lisbon, Portugal

Travelling is a one of the greatest benefits of working for a distributed company. It has been only 10 months since I joined Automattic, but I already have been on a business travel in four different locations. First I was attending WordCamp Polska conference in Kraków. Then I had company meetup in Park City, Utah. Soon after I had my team’s get together in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Finally I had my second team meetup in Lisbon, Portugal during the first week of March.

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Random nutrition facts

This is more of a note to self than a blog post. It contains random facts about healthy eating habits.

Easily digestible diet

More of:

  • cooked meat
  • roasted meat
  • stewed fruits
  • graham bread

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Calypso – new WordPress.com

I’ve been working at Automattic only for 8 months now, but I must admit that so far this is the most exciting period of my 10 years long professional career. I’m lucky to work with amazing people on new WordPress.com admin interface called Calypso. This is an universal (aka isomorphic) JavaScript single page app written in ES6 using webpack, express, ReactFlux, WordPress Rest API and many other front-end libraries.

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Eurotrip Italy – France – Germany

Ned Stark would say “Winter is Coming”.  This is no better time than now to go back to warm summer memories. This August we were on a road trip together with my wife and our friends. Our trip in a nutshell:

  • 5 countries visited (including Vatican and Monaco)
  • 7 places we stayed in
  • 14 days of travel
  • over 5 000 km on the trip meter

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Learning functional programming

Lately I wanted to explore more in-depth functional programming concepts. When I was looking for resources I found an interesting bundle (with 60% discount) from O’Reilly:

It turned out they are really nice because they present code examples from the different programming languages like: Java, Scala or Closure. That approach gives you a bigger picture how functional programming can be applied. I’d say that the book contains almost everything you can see in the related video. In addition, it’s more up to date and it contains a bit more details. On the other hand the video is much more interactive.

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The Maldives

The Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls. It’s a tropical paradise­ of palm trees, white sandy beaches,­ sparkling clear, warm water in­ turquoise lagoons and colourful coral reefs. That’s why we decided together with my wife Ania to spend our honeymoon on the island of Meerufenfushi located in North Male Atoll. It turned out to be the best choice ever!

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