"Friday was my last day as a consultant at Valtech, and starting Monday I will join the team of developers at Qwaya.
This was the second time I was employed by Valtech. I originally joined them in 2005 after five years at Lecando. Back then, Valtech was one of only three companies in Stockholm actively promoting agile software development. (The other two was Agero and Citerus). I spent two years away from Valtech, first in product development at WeMind and after that trying to set up a Thoughtworks office in Stockholm."
"I spent last evening at an Andy Hunt seminar organized by Valtech Sweden. Andy delivered a very good presentation on “How hard can it be” handling the topic of complexity and how we as developers often make our jobs harder than they are. Highly recommended."
"I almost forgot to mention it, but I have a new job. Again some might say.
After being a consultant for 1.5 years with Valtech Sweden, I am back in startup land. This time it is really, really startup. We registered our domain last friday, we do not have a web site yet, we are all sitting in one room on broken chairs. Ok, one broken chair. Mine is actually the good one."
"I’ll be traveling to Dallas, Texas this weekend to speak about agile documentation at Valtech Days.
I am looking forward to attending other sessions, the rest of the conference is looking really interesting. If you are in the area and want attend the conference, I believe there are still a few seats available."
"As I’ve received a few requests for it, I’ve been given permission by my employer Valtech to republish an english version of my article on REST vs. SOAP here at my blog."
"On behalf of my employer Valtech, I’ve written a piece on why I dislike SOAP, and favor REST. I originally wrote it in english, but the published version is in swedish.
For some REST preaching in hum-humpty-dum-dee-dum’ish go to
Update: As suggested by people more intelligent than myself, anchor tags really should have text inside them to be useful :)."
"Wow. I am back in Mac land, which I left in 1996 when I started my career at IBM and turned into a PC drone. Now, after four days of pure Mac joy, it feels like I am never going back.
This also goes to show what a cool company Valtech is. I mentioned this to Jon who got really jealous. Apparently the Thoughtworkers get company issued Dells and all Mac stuff is paid for by themselves."
"I am really excited about my new position as a consultant at Valtech. After selling software products for five years, I am ready to go back into consulting.
Valtech Stockholm is very strong Java shop and really into agile methodologies. This was the cause of my intitial interest with them. The thing that finally got me though was the interview process which really impressed me. I certainly was not sure that I would get through it myself, and I figured that if everybody working there had passed it, they must be a really exceptional group of people."