Author Archives: Hayim Makabee

About Hayim Makabee

Veteran software developer, enthusiastic programmer, author of a book on Object-Oriented Programming, co-founder and CEO at KashKlik, an innovative Influencer Marketing platform.

Hilarious: the Disasters Caused by Emergent Design in Practice

Several people in the Agile community believe in Emergent Design. But I think that it has caused many disasters in software development projects. See below some hilarious pictures of Emergent Design in practice, with fictional conversations illustrating the kind of … Continue reading

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On Success and Failures

When you see a successful person, it is very easy to say that this person was “lucky”. But real success always comes after multiple failures. And the only real failure is to stop trying before you reach success. We must … Continue reading

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Workshop on Software Architecture for Agile Development

Last month I gave a workshop about Software Architecture for Agile Development, organized by ILTAM. It was very interesting, I was really pleased that the audience was engaged and asked many good questions. These workshops are an opportunity for me to … Continue reading

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My first book, published 25 years ago

I wrote my first book when I was 20 years old. It was the first book in Portuguese about Object-Oriented Programming (OOP). At the time I was a student at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, also known as … Continue reading

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Good Code is Adaptable Code

Some people find the diagram below very funny: it basically says that there is no way to write good code. Of course I do not agree with this. The diagram implies that writing well is a slow process, and that the requirements … Continue reading

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On Happiness and Realistic Expectations

In general I’m known by my friends as a smiling person. Once a colleague asked me: “Why are you always smiling?” Then I smiled and answered him: “Because I have low expectations!” Just think about it. What is frustration? What … Continue reading

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The Iceberg Illusion: Hidden Success Factors

Do you believe in luck? Are successful people luckier than the average person? Did they have more opportunities? Did they have access to things most people don’t? I don’t believe so. I think that what makes people successful is their … Continue reading

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