I’m home sick today, so I’m a natural captive audience for free movies, or so I thought. I was half-watching a movie on Crackle (Sony) on an iPad, and the “preach to the converted” ads for new RIM products were repeated so many times that, frankly, I lost count and I barely managed to finish … Continue reading Clueless Companies Can’t Cope
If you are in a software leadership position, this is worth your time. A Conversation with Ed Catmull – ACM Queue. Key quote: “When computer graphics became practical, it reintroduced technical change into this field and invigorated it.
When planning a project, the world of specifications and agreements can sometimes run into collisions with Agile methodologies. What’s your experience with how this works in practice?
Build it, maintain it, or it becomes irrelevant and unmaintainable. A link to an excellent (highly technical) blog
If you aren’t in the software development business, this post is not for you. These aren’t the droids you are looking for. Move along! Once upon a time, it was Good Enough to have wicked good coding skills. Master programmers would hand out assignments to the rest of the team, who would code up the … Continue reading Building teams: Developers, not Programmers
Scaling a prototype Ruby on Rails application allows LinkedIn to concept-test a mobile application, AND get free marketing at the same time on Facebook. Brilliant.
The idea of a small and agile design team has many roots; here’s one of the most important. Thanks to Kelly Johnson for getting it all started. Dak