“Agile: a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.”—Wikipedia Says…
Milestone-maker may not be the first words that come to mind when you think ‘Wyoming,’ but consider this: the state lays claim to the first ever national park (Yellowstone), the first national monument (Devil’s Tower), and to being first for women’s suffrage. Not content to rest on its laurels, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead put on his early adopter hat and marched all ten thousand civil servant soldiers into the Google cloud.
Methinks: I think that the pros far outweigh the cons. I also think that contrary to the blog author, that splitting up to project between front end and back end and first developing the API spec results in a far more manageable lifecycle and speeds development rather than makes it slower. By developing “API First”, the information architecture is often better thought out and scalability is almost an afterthought. It does take discipline but it is well worth it.
Internet search algorithms now use social media data as a key indicator of a website’s importance
Methinks: This re-emphasises the importance of teaching student to think critically, consider the source of all information and to listen to (and click on) many competing sources. These new formulas can really put one inside of a box in terms of opinions.
There are people I follow on Twitter, have connected to on LinkedIn, follow their blog, liked this, and circle that, possibly Kiltred them too, all for the same person. Essentially, I follow all their social profiles. I know I’m not alone on this one.
Methinks: Yup, I changed a number of years ago to address different networks of people differently. While I do have some cross-over of content/posts, there is a reason. This is what is brilliant of Circles. Different networks of people are different.
Hope that they won’t necessarily have to drown in a sea of device-specific mobile apps. Here’s why.
Methinks: While death to the app is clearly going overboard, designing cross platform ‘apps’ with device specific stylesheet is getting huge. About a year ago I sparted touting the architecture of HTML/CCS/jQuery web app that can be ‘wrapped’ in a device app coat so to speak. Make sense doesn’t it?
Methinks: It is all about semantics isn’t it. My view is that REST has become so popular because of SIMPLICITY. And while there are SOA issues that are not addressed, the ubiquity of HTTP overpowers the shortcomings of REST. So how is REST related to HTTP? From this article:
"The semantics in REST are based on the set of HTTP operations and looks as follows"
createResource - Create a new resource (and the corresponding unique identifier) - PUT
getResourceRepresentation - Retrieve the representation of the resource - GET
deleteResource - Delete the resource (optionally including linked resources) - DELETE (referred resource only), POST (can be used if the delete is including linked resources)
modifyResource - Modify the resource – POST
getMetaInformation - Obtain meta information about the resource - HEAD
Methinks: I love to see proper HTML/CSS design processes. So many fail to consider the effect of bad production techniques down the road. We’ve emphasised information architecture, reuse, and complete separation of front end and back end for a long time. Proper CSS implementation with either dynamic CSS or different version for mobile vs desktop is crucial today.
Rowing in Opposite Directions
Stuck on Autopilot
You Don’t Eat Your Own Dogfood
Shock Around the Clock
"Most businesses are dazed and confused about email marketing. I’m not talking about old school offline businesses. I’m talking about new school online startups. They’re completely dialed into social media marketing through Facebook and Twitter, but are under-investing in or misfiring on their email programs."
The speed at which a Website loads is paramount to maintaining a positive user experience and, as we learned last year, has a direct impact on the site’s organic search rankings on Google.
The search giant’s recent beta launch of its Page Speed Service gives us the latest in a long line of products and tools designed to help site owners boost page load speed. In what is by no means a comprehensive list, we’ve outlined a few such tools worth checking out.
Methinks: Should be a part of everyones dev checklist
"There’s a simple reason so many people say cloud computing will change everything about the IT universe: The cloud democratizes technology to a degree even more profound than when the PC first gave nontechnical people the ability to create unmanageably large spreadsheets they could play with instead of work.”
Methinks: Are you a winner or loser? Job security is not the reason we migrated most systems to the cloud, it was cost. But I do understand the angst of many IT pros. Early in my career I experienced a non responsive central IT. The desire more business people to look outside for help is very real. I love the idea of choice… it is up to the Enterprise Architect to provide those options.