Alexandru Bolboacă

Alex is a polyglot programmer, trainer and coach at Mozaic Works. He has worked for almost 15 years in software development, for various industries and in various european countries and UK.

Alex co-facilitated the first code retreat outside US in Bucharest in 2009. Since then, he's facilitated tens of events such as coding dojos, architectural katas, code retreats and others in many countries from Europe.

He is also a contributor to publications and blogs such as: Today Software Magazine, Agile Record Magazine, and his own blog,

Author of Usable Software Design and Coderetreat: Hosting and Facilitating books

NewCrafts 2018

Express Intent in Your Code - The Key to be a Good Software Designer

  • Talk
  • Craftsmanship
  • Design

The code that you write is the blueprint based on which the program is built and executed. Software design is nothing else than the way you structure your code. All too often these code structures are not aligned with the features. The reason is that code designers (aka programmers) need to train themselves in understanding the intent of each code structure. In this talk, we will take a look at a few code structures and discuss their intent. We will see that code communicates to us not only through what is written but also in the way it's organized. And we'll make a first step towards improving our expression of intent in the code that we write.

Room: Kay - Time: 5/18/2018 10:45:00 AM


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