Tag: Software Development

May the LLM be with You – On Planes and German Trains

This article explores the use of local Large Language Models (LLMs) as coding companions during travel, offering insights into the practicality and performance of offline LLMs for software development tasks. I share my recent experience of using these tools while flying, addressing the challenges of coding without internet access and evaluating the effectiveness of LLMs in providing coding assistance and overcoming connectivity and privacy limitations.

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Make three friends with one gift: Why developer experience is key to productivity, engineering excellence and stakeholder satisfaction.

Investing in developer experience leads to improved productivity, better engineering practices, and increased stakeholder satisfaction. Positive developer experience starts with providing access to technology and tools, fostering collaboration, and streamlining workflows. Create a comfortable work environment, offer training opportunities, and invest in your team’s growth to achieve a motivated and productive development team.

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Code Ownership: Keeping the balance between structure and agility

Code ownership is an important topic when it comes to enabling your teams and allowing developers to improve the system while keeping the overhead of changes low. While today, most companies would (hopefully) agree, that individual code ownership is bad because it creates knowledge silos and makes the organisation dependent on individuals, code ownership still is essential on a larger scale.

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A platform team for next-level developer experience

Developer experience is a crucial topic which affects all development teams of a company. Therefore, it can be beneficial to introduce a team that has as their only mission to improve developer experience and productivity as these improvements multiply the impact of the other teams.

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