WTF is Developer Experience and Why Does it Matter?

    As an old Java developer, one of the tools that made the biggest difference to me in terms of my day-to-day productivity was something called JRebel. Introduced in 2007, JRebel was an IDE plugin that ...

    How Developer Experience Portal “Backstage” Solved Spotify’s Complexity Problem

    Typically, a Developer Experience (DevEx) practice starts with an individual developer building a tool they find useful in their day-to-day work, and then sharing it with colleagues. As the number of ...

    How Monzo’s Opinionated Platform and Tools Support their Developer Experience

    An interesting aspect of a good Developer Experience (DevEx) is that as more and more features are added to a given language, platform, or tool, it becomes harder and harder to maintain. The ubiquity ...

    Podcast: Sarah Wells on The Role of a Tech Director, Internal Tech Conferences, and Developer Enablement at the FT

    Charles Humble talks to Sarah Wells, Former Tech Director for Engineering Enablement at the Financial Times. They discuss the role of the tech director, explore what Developer Enablement (AKSA as Deve...

    WTF is Cloud Native Enterprise Architecture?

    There are many definitions of Enterprise Architecture (EA), but perhaps the simplest one is in the book “The Software Architect Elevator” by Gregor Hohpe, which describes enterprise architecture as “t...

    WTF is Evolutionary Architecture?

    “An evolutionary architecture supports guided, incremental change across multiple dimension s”. From the book Building Evolutionary Architectures There was a point in time where architectural changes ...

    The Cloud Can Help Deliver Continuous Integration. The Next Challenge Is Continuous Budgeting and Continuous Ideas

    There’s been a cultural revolution in tech departments over the last decade or so, that has allowed engineers and developers to deliver innovation at pace. The question is, how can we ensure the rest ...

    Podcast: Courtney Kissler on Driving Technological Transformations at Nike, Nordstrom, Starbucks and Zulily

    Charles Humble talks to Zulily CTO and SVP of Technology Courtney Kissler about experience in driving technological transformations at Nike, Nordstrom, Starbucks and Zulily. They discuss Courtney’s jo...

    Business Value, Soccer Canteens, Engineer Retention, and the Bricklayer Fallacy

    Having the privilege of working in software in the 2020s, I hear variations on the following ideas expressed frequently: