This conference is a two days conference organized by the Barcelona Software Craftsmanship community and this year congregate near two hundred passionate software crafters.
First, I want to thanks a lot the effort of the organization and the sponsors. This was the first year that they changed the venue and open the conference to more the attendants. Organizing an event of this magnitude is difficult, but this time, due to the political situation in Catalonia, it was even more difficult. So my more sincere congratulations for the effort and for the result.
I only was able to attend the Saturday sessions and to the first one of the Sunday (some family related logistics issues). I any case I enjoyed a lot the sessions and fully charged my batteries to research some of the things I saw there :)
The sessions I attended:
- Microservices Lifecycle Explained Through Docker And Continuous Deployment Viktor Farcic Slides Very interesting talk and demo. The theoretical part of the talk was very fast but contains great wisdom about putting things in production in a continuous flow of new versions. Very good info about how the cloud, containers, and microservices have changed our profession and about DevOps as the real agility (a continuous flow of new features in production). A great talk.
- TDD: Mi cuaderno de recetas @msanjuan An interesting live coding session about some tips used by Modesto when developing tests. I liked all the conversations that the talk generated. A good place to be to improve our testing skills.
- Simplicidad (para desarrolladores) (Slides with notes) I prepared this session. My idea is to create a blog post with related information. :)
- Clean Code, SOLID, CQRS, DDD… ¿Y qué hay de nuestros tests? @rafaoe @JavierCane It was a very fun session about how to test our system when we are using CQRS. It explained very well the role of the unit tests, integration tests in this scenarios. I liked also the samples and the conversations generated.
- Random Testing @pedromsantos A very good introduction to Property-based testing. A lot of focus in how to change our perspective to identify the properties. Pretty didactical and generated very interesting conversations.
- Software Craftsmanship - 8 years @sandromancuso It's important to reflect on our community... the path already walked and the future challenges... Very inspiring. This kind of talks are the ones that generate great conversations and discussions around our craft.
Other notes and stuffAs part of my program to not being a technological amoeba, I am trying to de-virtualize interesting people in this kind of conferences. This time I have the great luck to de-virtualize:
I am also very proud that some colleagues from TheMotion have come to this conference. I know that for a lot of people, being in craftsmanship conference is a turning point in their career... so I liked to be involved in such important moment. :)
It was also a great pleasure to share my time with old friends and colleagues.