Archive | April, 2011

My Head Is Too Small.

“We all have our own little tricks to remember things. Lets be honest, there is just too much information thrown at us to fit in our heads. Our heads are just too small. I write a lot about seeing projects as temporary tribes that go through some unknown country on some Big Adventure. It’s almost […]

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Mobile Development Job Trends – April 2011

As many of you know, I tend to write about programming job trends every few months in different development segments. So, it was with much interest that I was pointed to a Wall Street Journal article regarding the shallow mobile app talent pool. I am not going to debate the benefits of mobile operating system […]

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Rules Rule.

A while ago I wrote “ Rules Rule.” at Gantthead.com: “For years I thought I hated rules. But I realized, I absolutely adore them. … … before you can bent rules, you have to study them. Learn them. Know them. And I love studying them. Rules provide you with a sense of expectations. And meeting […]

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Killing a var and Threading a State

In my earlier post on CQRS using functional domain models and Akka actors, I had implemented a data store that accumulates all events associated with individual trades. We call this EventSourcing that allows us to rollback our system in time and replay all events over the earlier snapshot to bring it up to date. This […]

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Life in the Goldfish Bowl

You really don’t want to be a small animal living in the Cottmeyer house. We’ve tormented our share of Guinea Pigs, Hermit Crabs, Frogs, and Fish. We had this poor little goldfish one time that belonged to my son Daniel. The fish lived in Daniel’s room, so from my point of view, he wasn’t very […]

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Flags.

Tribes have flags. You see the flag, you know it’s that specific tribe. Speedy walk and a pile of folders under the arm? You know it’s the Tribe of The Busy Bodies. Moleskine notebook and other totemic gadgets? Nomadic. Mobile. Prepared. Yeah. Once you start looking for flags and tribes, you’ll see them every where. […]

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On Product Design And Expectations

For whatever reason, more business and product design concepts have been bothering me. As is typical, Seth Godin writes a timely post that gets my brain moving. Things are different this time, this time he wrote two. His posts and my recent rant on communications guided my thoughts further. How you design your product influences […]

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