Monthly Archives: September 2012

ACM CACM: Software Needs Seatbelts and Airbags

From ACM CACM: Software Needs Seatbelts and Airbags Emery D. Berger September 01, 2012 Like death and taxes, buggy code is an unfortunate fact of life. Nearly every program ships with known bugs, and probably all of them end up … Continue reading

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Mundane post –commonly used apps on phone/tablet

After all the initial ‘new device’ excitement with iPhone, iPad and Touchpad over past few years here let me take stock. I installed roughly 100-200 apps on the iPhone/iPad.   The cycle:  install neat new app, then rarely use it again; … Continue reading

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Converging several posts to common theme

as the world has tended to complexity, the IT world in particular, we note that these technologies Agile, noSQL, micro web frameworks, metro UI, and so many I haven’t covered have a common theme of ‘simplifying’… minimalist.. as would be … Continue reading

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Privacy

  Reading about Microsoft’s Azure.  It’s both Platform (PaaS) and Infrastructure (IaaS) –their Public Cloud offering. They satisfy US Patriot Act and E.U. Data Protection Directive – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . The above wiki has an interesting comparison of … Continue reading

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Big Data, NoSQL

some keywords to capture the definition: cloud storage, not queryable via SQL (not structured), distributed, origins with Google/Amazon that had ‘big data’ needs, e.g. huge amount of key-value pairs, e.g. twitter tweets Several possible implementations: Document Store Graph Key-Value pairs … Continue reading

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Agile related

Today’s readings… Keep Agile Going  Dr Dobb’s Jim Highsmith.com Stevens Award and Lecture

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Fast Company

http://www.fastcompany.com/3000619/what-successful-people-do-first-hour-their-work-day http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670760/will-apples-tacky-software-design-philosophy-cause-a-revolt

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