Posted by André on 2013-08-19.

My name is André Fachat, and like the "extra miles" you go in your job, those "extra pages" are what I try to write in my spare time.

Sometimes it's more documentation, sometimes more call to action, sometimes rant.

Most will be about my ongoing hobbies and passions - 8 bit computing for one, with my main page here: , but the other is software engineering quality, and more specifically performance and other non-functional requirements.

I work as an IT Architect @ IBM Germany for a living, however, this is my private blog. The postings here are my own and don't necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or opinions.

If you want to contact me, you can reach me via email on It has a strong spam filter and I am pretty busy, so it may take a while for me to answer, though.

I hope you enjoy these pages!

André Fachat