André Dutra

Simple tip to communicate better: SUA (Stop Using Acronyms)!

Ask five managers the top 3 things their current company can improve and seven of them will list Communication in some shape or form. The most interesting fact is that the same managers when they need to deliver a message (like… in… communicate) with their team they do things like this: “gm GGHV team, FYI, …

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Before running with microservices, learn to walk!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of presenting at codecon.dev. For my friends/readers that don’t live in Brazil and don’t know how to use the translate option in the browser: it is a virtual developer’s conference that happens in an online map using Gather. I won’t lie to you, it was a long process …

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Cost

I don’ think I ever lived or worked in a context where cost/money was not taken in consideration somehow. Since a young boy my mom and dad thought me valuable lessons about money, investments and how to track spends. Even to this day when I’m organizing a barbecue with my friends I estimate the cost, …

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Blog Decisions

I already spoiled in my first post (Hello World!) about deciding on WordPress as the Content Management System (CMS) for this blog and when finishing the KISS and COD post I also mentioned that WordPress was the chosen one after reevaluating Flutter. I think it is now time for us to double click on the …

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More questions = Better decisions

May/2022 has been a CRAZY month for me, kids and wife were sick for the major part of the month (luckily I haven’t got anything… yet), deadline from the government to fill and submit my income tax forms consuming the majority of my free/non-working hours for multiple days, lots of demand at work and the …

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KISS and COD

Nope, this post is not supposed to talk about how you should program a KISS class for two Cod fish avatars touching their lips in the Metaverse (but let´s not close the door here… seems like a great idea to pursue in the future!). Also I too love the band but nope number [2], we …

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Features

Here am I again staring at the laptop screen thinking: Is it time to talk about technology stack definitions and decisions I had to make for the blog? Bear with me dear reader we will get there eventually but not in this post! This is where the IT Architect that lives in me wants to …

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Framing the problem

Oh wait, isn’t this blog supposed to talk about tech? Well dear reader, you would be amazed to know that most of the Information Technology (IT) projects/initiatives fail. In fact, the chances of a project succeeding is lower than calling heads in a coin flip. Here a good summary if you want to read more: …

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