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They're rebuilding the Death Star of complexity
They're rebuilding the Death Star of complexity
I started my career in programming during heydays of Java Enterprise Edition (J2EE). This was late 90s/early 00s, and there was a rich ecosystem of enterprise vendors hawking application servers, monitoring tools, and boxes upon boxes of other fancy solutions. These tools were difficult to learn, expensive to license, and required an a...
Beware carnies dressed as storm troopers. The circus empire is always coming to town. Keep a safe distance, a skeptical mind, and one hand on your wallet.
·world.hey.com·
They're rebuilding the Death Star of complexity
The Four Interfaces of SaaS product suites
The Four Interfaces of SaaS product suites
There needs to be a handbook for anyone turning a monolithic application into a service-oriented SaaS product suite. The same things keep…
·medium.com·
The Four Interfaces of SaaS product suites
The Sage's Garden - by Simon Sarris
The Sage's Garden - by Simon Sarris
Once an austere philosopher left his home in search of the path to a sweeter life. He traveled through lands of great antiquity, and before long was told of a sage. Not only was this sage greatly respected, compared to gods and kings, and untroubled by the world, he was also said to maintain a happy disposition and tranquil nature. The source of the sage’s happiness rested in his garden, where he often dwelled.
·simonsarris.substack.com·
The Sage's Garden - by Simon Sarris
What the Mouse Knows - by Simon Sarris
What the Mouse Knows - by Simon Sarris
It is not down in any map; true places never are. — Ishmael, Moby Dick I am fond of the mouse. Everywhere beset by larger powers, he succeeds with a wisdom of his own. He prospers by careful study of the world, and his profit is the knowledge overlooked by the bigger creatures. Humans may have built the house, but it is the mouse who knows all its passages. There is forever an unknown world within the known, forever more to uncover, and here is a creature dedicated to finding the cracks in reality. We would do well to learn from him, to cultivate
·simonsarris.substack.com·
What the Mouse Knows - by Simon Sarris
XY problem - Wikipedia
XY problem - Wikipedia
The XY problem is a communication problem encountered in help desk, technical support, software engineering, or customer service situations where the question is about an end user's attempted solution (Y) rather than the root problem itself (X).[1]
·en.wikipedia.org·
XY problem - Wikipedia
Why long-term plans don't work and how to fix them
Why long-term plans don't work and how to fix them
Yearly software development plans are my favourite genre of fiction. In the fabulous world of yearly plans, product developers assume they know exactly what ...
·lucasfcosta.com·
Why long-term plans don't work and how to fix them
Type III error - Wikipedia
Type III error - Wikipedia
In statistical hypothesis testing, there are various notions of so-called type III errors (or errors of the third kind), and sometimes type IV errors or higher, by analogy with the type I and type II errors of Jerzy Neyman and Egon Pearson. Fundamentally, type III errors occur when researchers provide the right answer to the wrong question, i.e. when the correct hypothesis is rejected but for the wrong reason.
·en.wikipedia.org·
Type III error - Wikipedia
Tuple Spaces (or, Good Ideas Don't Always Win)
Tuple Spaces (or, Good Ideas Don't Always Win)
I've resisted adding a module on high-performance computing to this course for a lot of reasons: I think other things are more important, there's enough coverage elsewhere, the software is hard for...
·software-carpentry.org·
Tuple Spaces (or, Good Ideas Don't Always Win)
The Most Precious Resource is Agency - by Simon Sarris
The Most Precious Resource is Agency - by Simon Sarris
The world is a very malleable place. When I read biographies, early lives leap out the most. Leonardo da Vinci was a studio apprentice to Verrocchio at 14. Walt Disney took on a number of jobs, chiefly delivering papers, from 11 years old. Vladimir Nabokov published his first book (a collection of poems) at 16, while still in school. Andrew Carnegie
·simonsarris.substack.com·
The Most Precious Resource is Agency - by Simon Sarris
Planning is For Doing - by Nicholas Broune
Planning is For Doing - by Nicholas Broune
Welcome from Hacker News! I have 10+ years experience in software engineering at a variety of companies from “Big N" to startups. I write a weekly blog post discussing various topics about working as a software engineer, running a company, and ideas on tech. It’s completely free to subscribe, so please do so if you find this content interesting.
·biggestfish.substack.com·
Planning is For Doing - by Nicholas Broune
Maintenance Is Sorely Needed In The Fight Against Global Warming
Maintenance Is Sorely Needed In The Fight Against Global Warming
The noble but undervalued craft of maintenance could help preserve modernity’s finest achievements, from public transit systems to power grids, and serve as a useful framework for addressing climate change and other pressing planetary constraints.
·noemamag.com·
Maintenance Is Sorely Needed In The Fight Against Global Warming
Inner-platform effect - Wikipedia
Inner-platform effect - Wikipedia
The inner-platform effect is the tendency of software architects to create a system so customizable as to become a replica, and often a poor replica, of the software development platform they are using. This is generally inefficient and such systems are often considered to be examples of an anti-pattern.
·en.wikipedia.org·
Inner-platform effect - Wikipedia
If You Want To Transform IT, Start With Finance – zwischenzugs
If You Want To Transform IT, Start With Finance – zwischenzugs
tl;dr – ‘Money Flows Rule Everything Around Me’ When talking about IT transformation, we often we often talk about ‘culture’ being the problem in making change, but wh…
·zwischenzugs.com·
If You Want To Transform IT, Start With Finance – zwischenzugs
Ideas That Changed My Life · Collab Fund
Ideas That Changed My Life · Collab Fund
You spend years trying to learn new stuff but then look back and realize that maybe like 10 big ideas…
·collabfund.com·
Ideas That Changed My Life · Collab Fund
How to Make Bad Days Okay
How to Make Bad Days Okay
We human beings suffer from a persistent illusion that creates a huge amount of needless stress: we see today as much bigger and more significant than other days. It seems like we should. Today is the only day we're able to actually do anything, and the only day we can experience the consequences of what we've already done. In that sense, today
·raptitude.com·
How to Make Bad Days Okay
How to Get out of Your Own Head
How to Get out of Your Own Head
We can't make ourselves stop thinking, but we can stop our thoughts from fooling us.
·raptitude.com·
How to Get out of Your Own Head
Build Your Career on Dirty Work | Stay SaaSy
Build Your Career on Dirty Work | Stay SaaSy
The Dirty Work Theory: The lamentable work that many people avoid are great places to look for high impact, low hanging fruit.
·staysaasy.com·
Build Your Career on Dirty Work | Stay SaaSy
Are We Really Engineers? • Hillel Wayne
Are We Really Engineers? • Hillel Wayne
This is part one of the Crossover Project. Part two is here and part three is here. I sat in front of Mat, idly chatting about tech and cuisine. Before now, I had known him mostly for his cooking pictures on Twitter, the kind that made me envious of suburbanites and their 75,000 BTU woks. But now he was the test subject for my new project, to see if it was going to be fruitful or a waste of time.
·hillelwayne.com·
Are We Really Engineers? • Hillel Wayne