April 05, 2013
Hi, I’m Adnan, a developer at Financeit, and I’d like to welcome you to the Financeit tech blog. We’re doing some neat things in the consumer lending/financing world. With this comes the opportunity to work on a number of interesting technical challenges. Our development team has been gelling together nicely and we want to use this space to share and discuss technical insights we might come across.
We are what they call a “Rails shop.” We believe in using the right tool for the job, but we prefer Ruby where it is available. We try and work in an agile fashion, but we’re not religious about it. We follow no particular methodology, but we get our work done. Instead of methodologies we prefer to use the values from the Agile Manifesto:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
The accompanying twelve principles of agile software are also worth a read.
I absolutely love reading and writing code. As such, I feel tremendously fortunate to be working in the tech industry. It affords us the opportunity to learn and grow while doing something we love. In the coming weeks and months we hope to share what we’ve built, how we feel, things we’ve learnt, and both, our opinionated and loosely held opinions.
We are not perfect, but we step forward still. Here’s to another beginning.