(Merci à Jason Tan pour sa révision de mon anglais qui n’est pas prod ready)

This is a topic that has already been well covered, so everything has probably been written about it. But here is my (very opinionated) take, based on my personal observations.

Over the past 10 years, I have seen many organizational changes, department restructuring, team reorganizing, new directors, new VPs and new developers’ arrival (and others quitting). All this in the same company. Over all those years, an overall goal remains: increasing department velocity while keeping a certain level of quality, all while addressing technical debt…


Merci à Jason Tan pour sa révision de mon anglais qui n’est pas prod ready :)

At which point does a debate about a piece of code become far too expensive in time? It is hard to tell, but here is an oversimplified summary of a discussion about DDD that took more than an hour involving 3 people. Feel free to share your similar experiences :)

Dev1: Hey look at my code, I have a well-defined Client aggregate root class. And instead of having a list of CreditCards, I wrapped the concept in a Wallet value object class and used…


The cost of software development is critical for business to ensure a return on investment (ROI) of delivered projects, and great decisions can lead to the perfect timing in a market opportunity window. Various metrics can be used to measure that depending of the management style driving your company.

Making architecture decisions about the way a feature or a project must be oriented can be difficult and can create frictions between people striving for the same goal, particularly when the YAGNI principle comes into play. I learned about this principle in university and when I started to work, a mentality…

Normand Bédard

French Canadian senior software developer for SherWeb since 2010. Ultramarathon and camping enthusiast!

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