Archive | September, 2011

Non blocking composition using Redis and Futures

scala-redis now supports pooling of Redis clients. Using RedisClientPool you can do some cool stuff in non blocking mode and get an improved throughput for your application. Suppose you have a bunch of operations that you can theoretically execute in parallel, maybe a few disjoint list operations and a few operations on key/values .. like […]

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Geek Reading September 25, 2011

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my Google Reader shares. I hope you enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on those sites. Digest powered by RSS Digest Read Original Post

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Gaming the Numbers

I’d like to see if we can generate a little discussion around the idea of metrics, goals, and improvement. Yesterday I was exploring with a client the notion of quarterly objectives.  Specifically we were discussing the kinds of metrics that would make sense in an agile environment to properly incentivize the kinds of outcomes we […]

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Storytelling With Steve. And I Am A Map Maker.

In June I tweeted a link to Jon Whitty’s must see video “ The Private Life of Project Managers.” Steve responded. Because he loved that video. It turned out he lives in Amsterdam. So somewhere in June we were drinking coffee in Amsterdam. Yes. Not a bad place and a bad time to drink coffee. […]

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Geek Reading September 11, 2011

I have talked about human filters and my plan for digital curation. These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my Google Reader shares. I hope you enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on those sites. Digest powered by RSS Digest Read Original Post

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What Makes A Culture A “Project Culture”?

What makes a culture a “project culture”? I wonder why I haven’t raised this question sooner. Hmmm. Here is my shot at it. A “culture” is about the shared notion of “how we do things around here”, shared values, assumptions and beliefs. So. A “project culture” is about the shared notion of “how we do […]

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