Simple things – It’s not that simple

One of the most interesting words in software development (including no-code stuff, which I’m currently working on) is “Simple”. The word itself seems really simple and hence we tend to use it without further thinking. But actually it’s not that simple. Let’s consider an example: A co-worker comes to you asking for a solution. TheyContinue reading “Simple things – It’s not that simple”

XPath – The path to better automation

XPath stands for XML Path Language (don’t ask me how, but luckily it’s not that important to this post). It’s a query like language made to easily navigate XML. Let’s look at a simple example. Then you can use XPath to select the ‘Author’ node (or any other node). If you wanted to grab theContinue reading “XPath – The path to better automation”

Write better documentation with four simple steps

To me, documentation is a bit like vacuuming your house. I know it’s a good idea. I also know why it’s a good idea. Yet somehow, it’s still a really daunting task, that I keep postponing until “tomorrow”. So with that in mind, let’s see if I can give a few tips, which can helpContinue reading “Write better documentation with four simple steps”

Singletons – Are they really evil?

So a few weeks back I learned about the Singleton Pattern (this wasn’t the first time I heard of it, I just never really needed it before). I decided to make a tweet – mainly to imprint in my memory, what I learned that week. The response I got was this: Now this got meContinue reading “Singletons – Are they really evil?”