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The Life of a Senior Software Craftsman, with Robert Firek

We caught up with our Senior Craftsperson, Robert Firek, to find out more about life at Codurance, his transition from PHP to Java and why he has such a passion for DevOps. Interested in joining us? Learn more & Apply Q. Hi Robert! Tell us...


My first steps as an embedded software craftswoman

I participated in consultancy projects a few years ago, but they were the typical ones. We would visit a company for a few hours over several days, they gave us the information they thought was useful for us, we asked questions and more details and...


My first year at Codurance

I have always been able to deliver what was asked and I was able to understand and pick up new project quickly, but the code base I would work on would always grow into something people would fear to touch, working with it would become...


Learning Specification By Example from Gojko Adzic

I recently had the pleasure to attend Gojko Adzic’s “Specification by Example: From User Stories to Acceptance Test" training course … taught by Gojko himself! Having read his brilliant books: “Bridging the Communication Gap” and “Specification by Example. How successful teams deliver the right Software”,...


Discovering Codurance during my first week as an apprentice

Respect Every morning, Sandro shakes hands with everyone when he arrives at the office. Everyday, everyone. I haven’t seen something similar in any company I’ve worked in and it’s an incredible example of respect and consideration. Transparency Everyone knows all about the economic situation of...


My first couple of months at Codurance

Some background Some of you may know me from the various meetups in the city, especially my attendance at a number of LJC and LSCC meetup events. Attending these events I learnt about various conferences like Devoxx, SoCraTes, JAX London, Java2Days, OpenFest, and I ended...


My first month as an apprentice

About a month ago, I started my apprenticeship at Codurance. I have learned a lot already in these few weeks, and I want to share some of it. A little background As some of you know, I moved from Germany over to London to work...


What is it like to be a Codurance Apprentice?

This month Codurance is celebrating its first birthday. A lot has happened during that time, including the hiring of two apprentices. One of which, I am pleased to say is me! Three months into my apprenticeship, I thought I would provide some insight into how...