Articles Tagged ‘development’

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The 95%

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Thumbnail image for 'The 95%' we’re all equal before a wave In November 2007, Bruce Eckel gave a commencement address at Neumont College of Computer Science in Salt Lake City. He published it shortly after and titled it “The Mythical 5%.” It’s a good speech about what it takes to be a member of the top 5% of software engineers in the world who are 20x more productiv...

Blockchain and The Third Web

26 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'Blockchain and The Third Web' “Tell us where you hid the USB drivewith the bitcoin on” Last time I talked about the origins of the architecture of the modern web and how it is what it is because people like Tim Berners-Lee and Roy Fielding radically decomposed the problem space into its stable, long-living, constituent parts. These parts are the constraining buildin...

100-Year Architecture

14 minute read

Thumbnail image for '100-Year Architecture' your neon lights will shine for you, Xanadu In late 2011, I was asked to talk at a conference on digital trends. I didn’t have anything prepared so hastily suggested the topic “100-Year Architecture,” thinking that sounded clickbaity enough to get people to show up and I could fill in the blanks later. I did though have one thought in m...

Killing The Sacred Cows

10 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'Killing The Sacred Cows' what? killing the whatnow? A lot of businesses say they want to be ‘digital.’ And I think when they say that they mean two things: (A) they want to create an end-to-end suite of slick apps for their customers to enable them to self-serve, have a great experience, develop some love for the brand (B) they want a delivery capability to m...

Risk-Free Development

9 minute read

Thumbnail image for 'Risk-Free Development' it’s just a jump to the left Risk is a funny thing. We let it influence so much of what we do and yet we barely understand what it is. For example, we might choose not to build a particular product, or add a new feature, because “it’s too high risk” (and yet we laud start-ups who did it anyway). We hold very long meetings to create plan...