On Non-functional Testing

Here's a quick thought: non-functional testing of a system is developing for QA.

Huh?

Yep. Oh, sure, not in every way—but it offers the same traps as developing for coders. Being aware of this helps testers avoid this trap, and be a bit more empathic towards the dev guys …

Sia: How to invest with Siacoin, Siafund, Obelisk and Time (Part 5)

Sia wants to be the hard drive of the Internet. Underneath the hood, Sia is a cloud storage project, like Dropbox, but it is decentralized and powered by both a blockchain and its own cryptocurrency.

In this blog series I look at the Sia project from various angles. I provide …

Sia's Competitors: S3, Storj, Filecoin, Maidsafe (Part 4)

Sia wants to be the hard drive of the Internet. Underneath the hood, Sia is a cloud storage project, like Dropbox, but it is decentralized and powered by both a blockchain and its own cryptocurrency.

In this blog series I look at the Sia project from various angles. I provide …

Sia: Track record & Operations, a Mid-term Perspective (Part 3)

Sia wants to be the hard drive of the Internet. Underneath the hood, Sia is a cloud storage project, like Dropbox, but it is decentralized and powered by both a blockchain and its own cryptocurrency.

In this blog series I look at the Sia project from various angles. I provide …

Sia: Traveling for the Destination, a Long-term Investment (Part 2)

Sia wants to be the hard drive of the Internet. Underneath the hood, Sia is a cloud storage project, like Dropbox, but it is decentralized and powered by both a blockchain and its own cryptocurrency.

In this blog series I look at the Sia project from various angles. I provide …

Sia: Welcome on a Journey towards Decentralized Cloud Storage (Part 1)

A blog post series about Sia, the decentralized, blockchain-based cloud storage project, its network, technology and coin.

Parts of this series: (1) Intro — (2) Long-term — (3) Mid-term — (4) Competitors — (5) Investing — or Read more about Sia


Ever since a crypto-enthusiastic friend mentioned Sia, the project has held my interest. Sia …

Lean Throughput and Efficiency KPIs

tl;dr | Throughput and efficiency are qualities you must keep an eye on in a small tech startup. Through KPIs we can understand these qualities and drive them forward. I propose we use the product roadmap as the basis for these KPIs, and I show how we're doing this at …

Slimming down your MVP

Wow, you've just had this epiphany, a business idea like no other, you jump out of your chair, Eureka! Now you want to know, if it'll work, if you really should sell your neighbors cat, and tap your life insurance.

So, you sink back in your chair, call up your …

Dreaming of Quality (Engineers)

I love mentoring and teaching for many reasons, but also because it forces me to clarify my thoughts. Planning today's 1:1 with one of our QA/QC engineers helped me realize what I really want from a QA/QC engineer.

Let's start with something familiar: software engineering.

Software engineering …

When She did Great and I Failed

You should have stayed in bed. Things went south. The shit hit the fan. And they ask you: what went wrong?

To team leads and my future self: That's the day when you have to remember two simple rules:

  1. (When they ask because they're happy) He did great. Oh, and …