Asier's thoughts

Blogging about software development

About Me


I am Asier Barrenetxea. I live in London.

I have been a software developer professionally for the last 5 years, but I have been programming just for fun from a long-long time ago!

I love Agile, TDD and Clean code. But over all the software craftsmanship movement.

I like learning and failing and and learning from my failures. Kaizen is my motto. Not just professionally, also in my day to day life. I enjoy exploring new things and getting better all the time.

You can follow me on twitter or see my curriculum in linkedin. Sometimes I will push some code to github.
You can drop me an email at asierba (at)

Do what you love, love what you do

One day I realised of one thing. We humans spend huge amount of our time at work. Since we leave school till we retire we work on average 8 hours per day, excluding weekends. A day has 24 hours, so that’s almost one third. If we take in account that we sleep for about another 8 hours we can say that almost half of our awake lifetime we will spend it at work! That’s a lot of time to waste it at something that you don’t like.

From that day it’s been clear to me. I had to work on something that I would enjoy and at the same time I would have to enjoy my work. That’s why I am a software developer and that’s why I love it.

Actually, I have this poster in my room which remains me that every day 🙂



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