Samuel Nitsche is a curiosity-driven Software Developer, working at Smart Enterprise Solutions.
Samuel is an Oracle ACE, has nearly 20 years of development experience, loves pragmatism and believes that tech should improve the lives of sentient beings.
He speaks at conferences and meetups (often in Sith-robe), blogs regularly at clean database development and takes care of the Java API and CLI of utPLSQL, the open source unit-testing framework for PL/SQL.
In the last editorial, I wrote about how it is obvious from what we see and read that Tech is not neutral nor apolitical, how this has lead to a narrowing of perspective, and that empathy is not enough to replace the authentic lived experience and therefore the knowledge of a diverse group of people. … Read more
In 2020, my main personal goal is to reduce doing harm, and this has been mainly inspired by the work of Kim Crayton and the #causeascene Guiding Principles. Kim is a business strategist, tech leader coach, professional educator, and founder of the #causeascene movement. Tech is not neutral. Actually, it has never been neutral, nor … Read more
There is quite a bit of suffering within tech and caused by tech, from poorly commented code to shaming someone who asks a question on a forum. In this article, Samuel Nitsche explains why compassionate coding is a better way to go. … Read more
Unit testing and even Test-Driven Development is possible for databases. In this article Samuel Nitsche makes the case for introducing unit tests to your database development, and suggests some lightweight ways to get started.… Read more