This 14min TED talk is positioned toward women in middle management but is just as applicable to anyone in any stage of their career. It’s always smart to understand the business. I wish that I’d had a little more focus on the business when starting my software development career. I can think of a few… Read More The Extra 33%
Google got some attention from an Inc article that describes their recent approach with slides that are light on text and bullets. “Think of your slides as billboards,” says Duarte. “When people drive, they only briefly take their eyes off their main focus, which is the road, to process a billboard of information. Similarly, your audience… Read More Slides Without The Bullets
“HTTP/2 has header compression because of the RAM limitations of networking devices in the late 1970s.” A really nice breakdown of network protocols and the impact that legacy choices have on the apps of today.
I get the sense that some organizations are jumping on board microservices without really understanding the tradeoffs. This article makes some excellent points about organizations that may or may not be ready for microservices. We see this in the monitoring space all the time. A customer gets a “great idea” to refactor to microservices thinking that it’ll… Read More Rebuttal to Microservices Enthusiasm
Not sure why this took me so long, but I finally “get” Apache Kafka. I think I was missing some simple use cases in my previous attempts. I mean, I understood the technology but it never sat well enough for me. This article from O’Reilly broke it down for me and now I get it. I… Read More Finally “Getting” Kafka
The perfect partner for almost any dish 10 minutes. Serve with chicken, pasta, a sandwich, pizza or… anything. Ingredients: 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 5 medium garlic cloves, chopped 1/3 cup finely diced walnuts 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and black pepper to taste Directions: In a… Read More Basic Walnut Pesto
Light and fresh with a kick at the end 10 minutes. Serve with lamb, chicken or veggies. Ingredients: 6 scallions, white and green parts, chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons dried dill (or minced fresh dill) 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon… Read More Mediterranean Mint Yogurt