He started out as a software developer in the late ’90s and later moved on to the role of architect. He now guides organisations in their cloud adventure, with a strong focus on cloud native software development.
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#1. Share with us 5 things you did that helped you grow & become the professional you are today
- I got the chance to work with technology from a very early age (think ZX Spectrum, Intel 8088) and also with assembly language. This taught me to appreciate constraints and never ignore optimization or be lazy.
- Discovering OSS via the Allegro game library lead me to a wealth of code to analyze and learn from.
- Getting a job in the IT department at the university while being a student there leading to four years of experimenting with whatever I wanted to.
- Teaching at the same university.
- Getting involved in the Drupal community, taking part in the creation of Romanian branch, organizing various camps and teaching Drupal.
#2. What challenges will the participants find solutions to during your session at I T.A.K.E Unconference 2016?
#3. What else would you like to share with participants
- I am a very bad theremin player. The theremin was the first electronic instrument ever invented and you play it by not touching it. Check it out, it’s pretty cool.
- I am passionate about synthesizers, old hardware and horror movies.
- I am an amateur musician using Gameboys, Commodore 64 sound chips and other retro things. I once played music in the Gara de Nord railway, at the info panel.
- I like to ride statues (usually of pigs) while pretending to be Bastian from the Neverending Story.
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An unconference is as special as its participants. Thank you everyone – Speakers, Facilitators, Bumblebees & Butterflies for working all together, writing code, pairing, solving problems while discussing, listening and sharing knowledge.
After such an awesome gathering of practitioners, we are happy to share the presented slides.
Structured by tracks, find them all below.
I T.A.K.E. Unconference Day 1 – Slides & Videos
Simon Brown: Software Architecture as Code
Stefan Kanev: Clojure, ClojureScript and Why They’re Awesome
Igor Popov: Mutation Testing
Svetlana Mukhina: Metrics that bring value
Patroklos Papapetrou: Holding Down Your Technical Debt with SonarQube
Cyrille Martraire: Living Documentation Jumpstart
Andrew Hall: Power Up: Learn How to Recharge Your Energy Bar
Krasimir Tsonev: 7 Rules to Get the Things Done
Thomas Sundberg: The responsible Developer
Robert Mircea & Virgil Chereches: Our Journey to Continuous Delivery
Andrei Petcu: Rocket vs Docker: Battle for the Linux Container
Alex Bolboacă: Why you should start using Docker?
See also: Day 2 Slides & Videos
We hope to see you again at the next I T.A.K.E. Unconference edition.
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Enjoy the following series of interviews with the speakers, top-notch software crafters from across Europe, joining I T.A.K.E Unconference, Bucharest, 11-12 May. Discover the lessons learned and what drives them to challenge the known path in their field.
Florin Coroș, Co-Founder and Partner iQuarc, is a passionate software architect and developer who has been working for more than 10 years in a wide variety of business applications using Microsoft technologies. At #itakeunconf, Florin is sharing more about In-Process or Inter-Processes Communication at Deploy Time.
#1. Please share with us 5 things you did that helped you grow & become the professional you are today
There might be a fortunate series of events, which fit nicely with my personality and abilities.
One of the things that helped me a great deal, was the fact that I changed the contexts and projects often. Even if I worked for the same company and the same technologies for about 10 years, I have changed the projects, the clients and my role at least once in two years. It wasn’t something that I had planned, but I always wanted to learn and experience new things.
Change is always challenging and creates opportunity for learning and for professional growth.
Another important thing for me, I think it was the fact that I always look for professional models. First, I discovered Uncle Bob, then there were Martin Fowler, J.B. Rainsberger, Roy Osherove, Kent Beck, Juval Lowe, Jurgen Appelo, Richard Campbel, and many others (I remember having a slide with some of these guy’s pictures in one of my first talks I’ve given at a conference ☺ ). Reading their books and articles, and then trying to apply their ideas in my day to day work, inspired and helped me.
Attending to training and conferences is another important thing. The TDD workshop with J.B. Rainsberger, which I attended back in 2010 was a few years jump ahead in my career. After, there were many other high-quality training I had the opportunity to attend, like the IDesign Master Class with Richard Campbel, a workshop with Dan North, or a Requirements course with Kay and Tom Gilb.
Coding just to practice is another thing that makes a difference. I learned this at the Code Retreats and I’ve kept this good habit. From time to time I take a few hours and I just write code with the purpose of learning or practicing. It always pays back.
#2. What challenges will the participants find solutions to during your session at I T.A.K.E Unconference 2017?
In large enterprise applications, there is always the challenge of decomposing the system. From performance considerations we may end up loading all the services in one or two processes, ending up with a monolith, which doesn’t scale and it is costly to maintain. At the other end, we have one process for each service resulting in too many inter-process call hops to handle one user request, which is bad for performance and it may be costly to maintain.
I’ll show a way, which I’ve applied in some projects I’ve architected, on how to separate this communication concern from implementing the business functionality.
#3. Recommend for the participants 3 sources you find inspiration from and would help them better understand you
- My blog of course ☺ onCodeDesign.com . There, it is more about me and my thoughts
- .NET Rocks (https://www.dotnetrocks.com/) is a podcast I recommend especially to .NET developers, and also to any geeks
- As a hobby, I recommend learning and playing GO. Even if it a time-consuming game, it is a very good exercise for the mind.
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