Agile development, refactoring, automated self-testing, and continuous integration/deployment have changed the way application development is done during the past years (or already decades).
Unfortunately, I see large parts of the database development community stuck behind those changes – and I think there lies a lot of chances for improvement.
Challenging myself to improve my database development I will write down my experiences and try to share what I learned – forever free for anyone interested (except nazis and white supremacists as well as their enablers and supporters – you can fuck off right now)
Join me on my journey!
My name is Samuel “Pesse” Nitsche, I am a husband, father of two amazing kids, and a curiosity-driven software developer.
I started programming around 2002 when I still went to school and completed an apprenticeship as “Fachinformatiker Anwendungsentwicklung” a bit later.
I love coding in object-oriented programming languages like Java, but my day-job makes me focus mainly on SQL, PL/SQL and TSQL for a couple of years now.
As Open Source contributor I take care of the java-API and CLI of the great utPLSQL unit-testing framework for PL/SQL since autumn 2017.
Since 2019 I’m a licensed trainee’s trainer and am currently refining my knowledge and explanatory skills with the help of two trainees.
I speak at conferences and local meetups, mainly about automated self-testing, database development, and code quality.
If you’re interested to have me for your meetup, just reach out.
#CauseAScene Guiding Principles
Tech is not neutral nor apolitical, and I am including this truth in my daily life as a person and especially as a developer for a while now.
Since I met Kim online, a lot of beliefs I held changed and I notice a lot of things I was absolutely ignorant about before.
So, here are the 4 #CauseAScene Guiding Principles:
- Tech is Not Neutral, Nor is it Apolitical
- Intention without Strategy is Chaos
- Lack of Inclusion is a Risk/Crisis Management Issue
…and lastly and most importantly
- Prioritize the Most Vulnerable