About

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I am a software architect, and technical coach with 15 years of experience. I am, what we call, a self-taught. I studied telecommunications and networks at school but my first job was in a small web agency as a developer. I learned on the job and improved my skills by myself for many years during my free time. I did not take the easiest path but I don’t have any regrets. I love my job!

I worked with many service companies that allowed me to work on big projects for huge companies like Prisma media, Royal Canin and Groupe Sud Ouest. Then, I worked for several startups like Akeneo, Convelio or Sunday. Finally, I started my own enterprise in August 2022 after leaving Sunday.

It’s not stakeholder knowledge but developers’ ignorance that gets deployed into production.

Alberto Brandolini

Software is valuable only if it is used and solves business’s needs. That’s why I focus on understanding the business first. I organize and animate event storming and example mapping workshops. Both workshops aim to gather tech and non-tech in the same room and let them speak. Event storming helps to grasp the global picture and start thinking about the software design while example mapping helps to clarify user stories.

I focus my technical watch on topics that let me build robust and maintainable software. I develop using TDD and the mikado method. Those methodologies help me to design features baby step by baby step while covering code with tests. I am not interested in the latest super cool technologies. I prefer learning architecture patterns such as hexagonal architecture, it lets me build software no matter the frameworks.

Do The Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work

Kent Beck

I try to find the simplest solution that solves a business problem to ship it to production as quickly as possible. Any feedback is key in software development, it ensures we take the right decision. Agile, «This is the way».

SOLID principles: Understanding the dependency inversion principle

Explore the Dependency Inversion Principle (DIP), a key SOLID principle in object-oriented programming (OOP). Learn how to enhance code modularity, flexibility, and maintainability by decoupling high-level and low-level modules.

How I built MikadoApp, an open-source application for the Mikado Method

Discover how I built theMikadoApp, an open-source application leveraging the Mikado Method. Learn about technical choices, practices, and the steps to deploy an MVP. Discover the challenges faced and lessons learned in the development process.

Three types of React components for an effective testing strategy

Discover an effective strategy for testing React components by categorizing them into UI, Business, and Page components. Learn how to organize your codebase to facilitate testing for maintainable code.