Posts in English

Agile requirements: Talking about uncertainty and complexity

In this blog post, I would like to share with you a technique that we have been using at Plataformatec that is supporting our teams and clients to understand the relationship between complexity and uncertainty when they need to evaluate software requirements. If the team that you are working on has been developing items (e.g. … »

The pros and cons of using daily metrics

As you may have noticed, we took advantage of the new Elixir Radar channel development to run some project management experiments, so we could improve our methods and toolset. Some of those can be found in these blog posts: Forecasting software project’s completion date through Monte Carlo Simulation Lead Time Experiment: Calculating Lead Time of … »

Many to many and upserts

Note: This is a sample chapter of the upcoming beta version of our “What’s new in Ecto 2.0” free book. Reserve Download your copy now if you want to receive the next beta and be notified of future versions. In the previous chapter we have learned about many_to_many associations and how to map external data … »

We are not necessarily Agile… but we are certainly agile!

You might have heard this expression before and, if you did, the title of this blog post may be enough for you to understand how Plataformatec works. However, if you have never heard about that or are still interested on how we work and what we value in our projects, stick around and “fasten your … »

Replacing GenEvent by a Supervisor + GenServer

The downsides of GenEvent have been extensively documented. For those reasons, the Elixir team has a long term plan of deprecating GenEvent. Meanwhile, we are introducing tools, such as Registry (upcoming on Elixir v1.4) and GenStage, which better address domains developers would consider using GenEvent for. However, there is a very minimal replacement for GenEvent … »

Nossa participação no Agile Brazil 2016

Na última semana aconteceu em Curitiba, Paraná, uma das maiores conferências sobre métodos ágeis na América Latina, o Agile Brazil 2016. Foi a primeira participação do time de gerentes de projetos da Plataformatec como palestrantes no evento e, neste post, gostaria de compartilhar algumas impressões sobre essa participação e o evento como um todo. Primeiro … »