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Prioritizing Technical Debt part 1

I always had a big interest in the topic of technical debt (I will use TD for short). Technical debt exists to a certain extent in every project which I’ve been in development for more than a few weeks and influences the life of every developer. If you have a lot of it then your life is going to be full of suffering and the delivery time of new features will grow with every release.

How to make your tests more readable and maintainable

Tests should be easy to read and fun to write! In our daily business, we add new features and do refactoring or bug fixes. Every change could lead to a failing test. If we look at the failed test, we should immediately be able to understand what the test is doing. But often enough this is not the case.

In this post I will show you how we improved the readability and maintenance effort of our tests by introducing a builder-like API to prepare the test scenario.

Entity Relationships in Unity DOTS/ECS

Unity DOTS/ECS is powerful at processing huge amounts of operations. This performance relies on data lookup in continuous chunks, but what if you encounter dependencies between entities and have to jump between chunks? All entities should follow a moving target or entities should react to actions from another Entity? This post highlights how entities can interact with each other and what implications this has on performance.

Aspect Oriented Programming

When the requirements are given for a piece of software, they usually cover only a minor section of what the software should do and be. Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) provides a way to think about all the necessary, but not easily compartmentalized components of a software system.

The leadership challenges of today

Another team member resigned. The second one in the last three months… How can this be? Many managers are puzzled by similar situations and are confronted with this question in their daily business. High turnover is one of the most critical factors that cripple companies from reaching their full potential. Experience shows that this does […]