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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

When Google analysed their hiring, they were surprised to find that “among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top employees, STEM expertise comes in dead last.” Instead, “The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills.” One smart commenter points out that since everyone will have the STEM skills anyway, these other things are the only differentiators.

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Real-Life BPMN: With introductions to CMMN and DMN

Jakob Freund, Bernd Rücker

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With their years of experience as business process management consultants—and now vendors—the authors choose “real-life” as their approach, explicating their own methodology for delivering BPM projects. This book serves as invaluable guidance for newer practitioners.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Low-code, The Atlantic-style.

 

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Words of wisdom from Jacques Mattheij: How to Improve a Legacy Codebase (for the computer geeks only).

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

If it appears more than once, it’s almost always going to appear more than twice.

Karen Menezes on variables

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

It’s been a couple of days since reading “What’s Next in Computing?” by Chris Dixon and I’m still harking back to it. It’s kind of made me a quasi-believer in the Singularity, made me think that these are the final handful of years in which there’ll be some continuity with what has always been. Disconcerting.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Hard to say which part of this is more valuable: John Gruber interviewing the right venerable Craig Federighi on Apple’s Swift programming language or the very lengthy and insightful follow-up with John Siracusa. Daring Fireball’s The Talk Show #139.

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Surely the definitive article about internet wunderkind Aaron Swartz. Only eating white or yellow food seems a glaring sign that not everything there was quite right.

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Monday, October 26th, 2009

It’s so important to launch fast that it may be better to think of your initial version not as a product, but as a trick for getting users to start talking to you.

Paul Graham

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Stephen Wolfram unstealths Wolfram Alpha. “A new paradigm for using computers and the web. That almost gets us to what people thought computers would be able to do 50 years ago!”

 
 

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