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My name is Sander Smeman.

I’m a Developer and Software Architect passionate about building modular, scalable software, using services, microservices and cloud technologies. I have over 10 years of experience in software development and API design, using techniques and technologies like agile, XP, DDD, TDD, hexagonal architecture, microservices, devops, docs-as-code, CQRS and event-sourcing.

Principles and Values

Programming principles:

  • Single Responsability Principle
  • Don’t Repeat Yourself
  • Keep it Short & Simple: Overengineering is the root of all evil
  • Protect the Developers: Invisible Magic to reduce effort and risk
  • Simple Design:
    1. Passes the Tests
    2. Reveals Intentation
    3. No Duplication
    4. Fewest Elements


I work at the wonderful company JDriven. There I have ~35 collegues passionate about creating software, craftmanship and software architecture.