I love Hamcrest. I've been my first choice library for writing assertions in tests for many years. I know that there's other alternatives (such as JUnit assertions, or AssertJ), but I've always preferred the literate style and composability of Hamcrest. Some time in early October 2018, I was in a discussion with a colleague about … Continue reading The Revivification of Hamcrest
This is a follow on from my previous post Australia Diary: First 2 Weeks. After living in England for the last 18 years, I finally returned to Oz with my wife and 2 youngest children 6 weeks ago. This is a bit of a public diary of the my personal happenings and observations (no tech content … Continue reading Australia Diary: First 6 Weeks
After living in England for the last 18 years, I finally returned to Oz with my wife and 2 youngest children 10 days ago. This is a bit of a public diary of the my personal happenings and observations (no tech content in this post - it will resume shortly) The Flight The flight over … Continue reading Australia Diary: First 2 Weeks
This is my goodbye letter to the Extreme Tuesday Club, my favourite development community. It's been quite a journey, for both the club and me. This blog post is a bit of a history of XTC, mainly through my eyes, but including hearsay about other when times I wasn't there. I'd love to hear other … Continue reading Joe’s Farewell to the Extreme Tuesday Club
On the 10th July 2018, I gave a talk to the London Java Community on the topic "Who do you want to be?". It was a talk that came out of my experiences with mentoring as part of Meet a Mentor, as well as an event on the topic at the Extreme Tuesday Club. The … Continue reading Who do you want to be?
For those of you who don't yet know, I'm making this official: I'm heading back to Australia. My family and I are currently planning to move back to Canberra in early September (just over 3 months from now) It's been a long time: nearly 18 years in England (I'll be leaving about 1 month short … Continue reading The Road to Oz
What do I Want? I've been thinking a lot about my ideal workplace, and my role in it. What I put into my job, and what I get out of it. My mission. I think I can describe it like this: My mission is to bring mutuality, mastery and respect to the process of making … Continue reading The Joy of Work