About Antonio Di Matteo

Antonio is a passionate software engineer who continuously seek improvements and challenges. He is also a restless dreamer and at the moment he is potentially involved in such activity.

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When starting a new job

Starting a new job is certainly a mix of feelings and expectations, yet a pretty large amount of topics to learn and people to meet. Not an easy time indeed, which should however be ...
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Broken company acronyms

Acronyms are there as easy to remind references for extended topics and obviously to somehow summarize them, and that’s great especially when you can use them as new words to quickly ...
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How to get rid of helper and utils classes

There you go once again, while performing a code review or after having justified a quick coding in the name of urgency and priority: it clearly stand in front of you yet another helper ...
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Getters and setters gone wrong

Conventions are great when you can speed up your coding and automatically provide self-documenting and standard solutions and that’s probably one of the main reasons why the Convention ...
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Use KISS consciously

A while ago I wrote about few design paradigms to keep in mind when designing and implementing a certain component. Among them, the famous K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid) kept on ...
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Write effective Unit tests

Soon or later we all experienced the comfortable feeling of test green lights, assuring a non regression after a change on a critical component or right after a refactoring which impacted ...
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What we can learn from Scrum

Even if for any reason you cannot apply nor introduce Agile methodologies in your organization, there are of course still important points to focus on and daily share, little by little, ...
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The golden (broken) management approach

Golden and broken doesn’t certainly sound great concerning anything, but the management approach I going to write about should definitely ring some bell to your attention as a matter ...
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Tips for a Case Interview

Among the diversity of possible questions or often endless hiring steps a candidate could go through, the Case interview is probably the most annoying one or at least it could seem ...
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YAGNI likes a DRY KISS

There are several acronyms which would definitely help to review code and design, improve it or confirm discussed decisions, because they actually are design paradigms and proven good ...
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