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Ovidiu Deac Software consultant
OTHERS
Unconference: ITAKE

A few weeks ago, I received from Ovidiu Matan the invitation to participate, from TSM, in I.T.A.K.E. I had been waiting for this event since autumn, ever since I had a conversation during IT Days with Alex Bolboaca about the "unconference" concept, which I found very interesting. I admit having been a little reserved, given the fact that a "Software craftsmanship" conference had been announced, a movement I do not really resonate with. However, in the program, there were also a few presentations regarding functional programming, and I was hoping to meet more people interested in this subject. Therefore, I didn't hesitate and I accepted immediately.


Alexandru Botez Web Developer @ Gemini Solutions
PROGRAMMING
JSCamp 2015

The 2nd edition of JSCamp, A JavaScript conference for Romania and Eastern-Europe, took place on the 2nd of June in Bucharest at Radisson Blu Hotel.

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Radu Butnaru Senior Developer @ SDL
PROGRAMMING
Fault-Tolerant Microservices with Netflix Hystrix

This is our second article on patterns for Microservices based systems. See also our previous article on (Micro)service Discovery using Netflix Eureka. This article introduces Hystrix, an open-source Java library from Netflix. Hystrix is a production-ready implementation of the Circuit Breaker - pattern for reducing the impact of failure and latency in distributed systems.


Alexandru Bolboacă Agile Coach and Trainer, with a focus on technical practices
@Mozaic Works
PROGRAMMING
What Is Really TDD? (II)

Every once in a while, I have conversations with people about what really is TDD. Since I built a certain knowledge on the topic in time not only by using it but also by explaining it to others, I decided to write this article that details my definite view on what TDD is. I hope you’ll find it useful.


Adrian Bontea Software Craftsman
@Yardi România
OTHERS
Cone Architecture

"The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect." - Paul Valery. Clean Architecture is great! Let's try that again…Clean Architecture is beautiful! Clean Architecture is symmetric! Clean Architecture is natural! Clean Architecture should really be common sense! Clean Architecture is the structure that naturally emerges when truly applying DIP: "High level modules should not depend on low level modules. Both should depend on abstractions"


Călin Biriș Digital Director @ Loopaa
OTHERS
Techsylvania 2015 - On the Product Managers in IT

When I arrived to Techsylvania, at the Students’ Arts Center, everybody was still in the break between the panels, though I was a little late. I met some of my online colleagues and we exchanged a few words on the event. They appreciated a lot the quality of the content they had received in the two days and told me that their expectations had been exceeded.


Ovidiu Mățan Founder @ Today Software Magazine
OTHERS
Minimum Delightful Product - Interview with Rohan Chandran

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rohan Chandran on the topic of product management, during the second edition of the event dedicated to entrepreneurship, Techsylvania. The concept described in his presentation within the event is the Minimum Delightful Product, a subtle modification of the well-known concept of Minimum Viable Product, but one which has a great impact.


Gloria Csiszer Marketing Specialist @ Pitech+Plus
OTHERS
A retrospective of an alternative year at ACADEMY+PLUS

ACADEMY+PLUS is heading to a new generation of students. A year full of activities grew new talents and also grew the confidence of other stakeholders for the project. This revolutionary learning method for the IT industry, based on program aligned with the market needs, was launched last year in Cluj-Napoca by PITECH+PLUS, after signing a partnership with Ecole 42, from Paris. The main objective of this alternative learning method was to find clever minds that will create tomorrows IT products.

PROGRAMMING
IoT Applications using Java ME Embedded 8

On the 31st issue of the magazine, we introduced the topic of the Internet of Things from the point of view of the Java platform. As we promised, we will continue this discussion presenting the details of creating a Java ME Embedded 8 project. This version represents an important step further, with the adoption of CLDC 8 - which is a subset of Java Standard Edition - and MEEP 8 - a specification which defines a powerful and flexible environment for small embedded systems. Along with these, we have to notice the alignment of the platform we’re talking about to Java SE 8.


Szilárd Kacsó CEO & Trainer @ Azimut Happy Employees
MANAGEMENT
A smile won’t bring the spring - the science of organizational happiness

We are more and more preoccupied with happiness. And from an organizational point of view, we have become more aware of the importance of having happy employees: these are more productive, more satisfied, and more attached to the organization. Along these lines, we are also seeing an increased effort to satisfy our employees. But how can we make the big leap from a smile to all out organizational happiness?


Florin Roman Delivery Manager @ Yonder
MANAGEMENT
Long distance relationships can really work!

Long distance relationships can be very successful. Especially in our line of business where companies from two different regions join and each brings a specific quality to the partnership. A relationship, whether personal or business, in-house or nearshore, takes a bit of effort. In order to create good long-lasting partnerships, we apply simple common sense to make sure that everybody is aligned and expectations are clear. Yet these common rules are quite often overlooked.

Editorial

We are getting ready for our holidays and our thoughts are already flying towards the sunny beaches or the shadeful mountains. We are going to get away from the daily rush and maybe the moments of relaxation will also give us the opportunity of a fresher and newer perspective on the things that surround us. Maybe we will have the chance of some flashes of inspiration, when we may be surprised that in the game of imagination might also enter the most whimsical abstractions and ideas. That is because, no matter how hard we try, we cannot totally free ourselves from our professional side – even though we are on vacation – these ideas can materialize into original software or hardware projects. Most of the times, you don’t believe that these projects can be realized immediately or you have doubts that they can be put into practice. That is why I invite you to send them to the address idei@todaysoftmag.com, in order to discuss and analyze them. We will even try to lay the foundation of a mini-community, which will be formed by those who send such ideas and projects.

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