In my ElixirConf talk [http://confreaks.tv/videos/elixirconf2015-virtually-instructional] I said that pattern matching doesn't work in the magical way that many of us might think it does. As demonstrated in the talk, this is true enough when using guard clauses. But what if we're only matching on different arguments?
This is a retrospective [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrospective#Software_development] format that I tried out when facilitating a sprint retrospective at Auctionet [https://auctionet.com/en] during my recent journeyman tour [https://codecoupled.org/journeyman-tour] visit there [https://codecoupled.org/2015/10/14/journeyman-auctionet]. The overarching goal of
Before becoming an official part of Auctionet [https://auctionet.com], there was a development team known as Barsoom [http://www.barsoom.se]. I've known the team for several years now, even before Kim [https://codecoupled.org/author/kim] joined it in 2012. But since before that they've been working one
Sensing the horse's power in a fast canter, the hooves pounding the ground. Gigantic solid fences to jump. An occasional fall-off. Horses cantering past in the field. Everywhere horses breathing heavily, running willingly. All around me, horses. Horses with pointed ears, searching for the next fence to jump. Horses breaking
Long before embarking on my journeyman tour [https://codecoupled.org/journeyman-tour], I had every intention of taking a longer break than usual over the summer. I imagined spending time on pet programming projects of mine; hacking away whilst basking in the warmth of the sun on the balcony. Naturally, July
Summarising the first leg of the journey [https://codecoupled.org/journeyman-tour] was initially less than straightforward. I set out to overcome my own fears of being a one-trick pony, ill-equipped to handle a different job than I've been doing or a different technology stack than I've been using for the
On the eve of my first journeyman tour stop, I began to question my sanity. What on earth had I gotten myself into? Switching coworkers, problem domain, programming environment, language, and technology stack every week for the foreseeable future. Well, for a couple of months at least. With a summer
About a week ago I announced my journeyman tour [https://codecoupled.org/2015/05/06/announcing-my-journeymanship] which has been very well-received, leaving me booked for the first half of it [https://codecoupled.org/journeyman-tour] and in talks with several more interested parties. A recurring question (well, fine it's been asked