A tale of a 7 year journey in developing software for the enterprise

Much is written about lean startups, agile software development, continuous integration or even continuous deployment. All with the goal to help us understand the dynamics of successful software companies and their development teams. I am inspired by these stories, they show me what the ideal situation is like, they challenge me to improve our current way of working. Today I want to give something back. I want to share with.

18 lessons learned during the 6 year roller-coaster ride called Mendix

Last week I gave a talk about the lessons learned during the exponential growth of our company the last six years. I was invited to to talk at the Appsterdam meetup in Delft about “growing pains”. In other words: what lessons did we learn when our company grew from 3 to 100 employees. I enjoyed the preparations as much as the actual talk, as it forced me to step back.

Why there is no future for Model Driven Development

Talk at Ecole des Mines de Nantes (20-01-2011)

15 lessons learned during the development of a Model Driven Software Factory

Lessons learned in building a Model Driven Software Factory

Why a tool doesn’t bring you business success

Best Practices for DSLs and Model Driven Development

What Model Driven Development can learn from Content Management Systems