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On Agile Codebases

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I’ve participated in efforts to deliver software for more than 15 years now. The first five using the good old waterfall approach with infrequent, big releas...

The initial game plan

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Last time I talked about how we selected the target technology stack for our GraphQL project with an extensive risk analysis and prototype phase. I spent rou...

Choosing the right technology for XING One

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Figuring out what technology to use for a large scale, long term project is never an easy feat. 8 years ago XING was pretty much only using Perl and Ruby (on...

Kickstarting the XING One project

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The last time around I shed some light on why GraphQL was appealing to me for sorting out our API game. It would have been easy after the project was green l...

What Made Us Interested In Graphql

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When I try to trace back why I think GraphQL is a good fit for us, I always end up somewhere in the years 2012, 2014 and 2016. Apologies upfront, this is goi...