Saturday, February 06, 2016

How Philosophy Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

How Philosophy Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss



In 1997, he turned away from writing novels and instead wrote an extended essay titled How Proust Can Change Your Life, which became an unlikely blockbuster.



His subsequent books have been described as a ‘philosophy of everyday
life’ and subjects include love, travel, architecture, religion and
work. His other bestsellers include Essays In Love, Status Anxiety, and The Architecture Of Happiness. More recent works include The News: A User’s Manual, which looks at the impact our obsession with checking news has on our minds, and Art as Therapy, co-written with the art historian John Armstrong.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Ivan Herman's Lisbon tutorial Talk: Content Management: Data as a Service

Talk.pdf



the basics and provide an
introduction to Semantic Web technology, including RDF, Turtle, OWL and
SPARQL queries.  If you've heard of these things but weren't entirely
sure of what they are, how to use them, or what they're good for, this
is a golden opportunity to have your curiosity satisfied and your
questions answered.


We will use slides from Ivan Herman's Lisbon tutorial:
http://www.w3.org/2013/Talks/0902-Lisbon-IH/Talk.pdf

JavaScript Unit Test Code Coverage Using NodeJS

JavaScript Unit Test Code Coverage Using NodeJS



How to get Node.JS and Gulp working with Visual Studio 2015.  Last week I showed you how to bundle, minify, and cache-bust using Gulp.  This week, we are going to use Node.js to provide JavaScript Unit Test Code Coverage.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

MSDN Mag: February 2016

Cutting Edge - Architecture Spinoffs of UXDD

Software architecture is not an act of faith. Learn how
the UXDD design methodology ties together important concepts like CQRS,
Event Sourcing and Polyglot Persistence.





February 2016



Upstart - Loyalty Test

It's easy to confuse gratitude with loyalty, says
Krishnan Rangachari, who urges developers to consider why they are
staying with an organization. As it turns out, the best thing you can do
for your company might be to leave it.

Factoring in refactoring: The what, when and how - SD Times

Factoring in refactoring: The what, when and how - SD Times



According to Belshee, a developer’s largest source of frustration comes
from not being able to get a computer to do what they want it to. Often,
developers get overwhelmed with this frustration, and there is an
appeal to starting from scratch. Grosenbach said developers should
resist this urge. “Software takes a lot of work and a lot of
coordination with a lot of people; if we just throw it out, we lose all
the knowledge we gathered when we wrote that software,” he said.


What's Hot (and Not) in Tech Skills - Dice Insights

What's Hot (and Not) in Tech Skills - Dice Insights





‘Hot’ skills get a number higher than 1 (more demand than supply),
while skills that are less in demand getting a number less than 1. I
call this concept the ‘Demand Ratio.’

That Code’s Not Dead — It Went To a Farm Upstate and You’re Paying For It - DZone DevOps

That Code’s Not Dead — It Went To a Farm Upstate and You’re Paying For It - DZone DevOps



We have a tendency to equate dead code with clutter stuffed
into a closet.  It’s not ideal, but whatever — it’s out of the way and
not hurting anything.  But in looking at things this way, we miss the
countless small costs incurred by carrying around that dead code.

Every line of code in the codebase is a liability. 

Turning the Infrastructure Inside Out and IT Practices Upside Down: Microsoft IT's Cloud Adoption | Microsoft Ignite 2015 | Channel 9

Turning the Infrastructure Inside Out and IT Practices Upside Down: Microsoft IT's Cloud Adoption | Microsoft Ignite 2015 | Channel 9

DevOps as a Strategy for Business Agility | Microsoft Ignite 2015 | Channel 9

DevOps as a Strategy for Business Agility | Microsoft Ignite 2015 | Channel 9

The Rise of Dynamic Teams | Microsoft Ignite 2015 | Channel 9

The Rise of Dynamic Teams | Microsoft Ignite 2015 | Channel 9

Dev.Mag | A game development magazine

Dev.Mag | A game development magazine

What's Hot (and Not) in Tech Skills - Dice Insights

What's Hot (and Not) in Tech Skills - Dice Insights

Automate to Migrate | Channel 9

Automate to Migrate | Channel 9



  • Watch the first event, Compliance <3s DevOps to improve application and infrastructure security and compliance
  • Get started on your DevOps journey by mastering the DevOps Fundamentals
  • Read a preview to the Automate to Migrate event on the Chef blog

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off - The New York Times

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off - The New York Times



Adam Grant is a professor of management and psychology at the
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a contributing
opinion writer. This essay is adapted from his new book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.

A Short Manual to Bring Change Successfully into Your Team

A Short Manual to Bring Change Successfully into Your Team



Since 2010 CAMS is a well-known acronym describing the core values of the DevOps movement. John Willis and Damon Edwards first defined CAMS:
“Culture, Automation, Measurement, Sharing”. Sometime later Jez Humble
added the “L” for “Lean” and so CAMS became CALMS. On a Silicon Valley
DevOps meeting John Willis also said: “If you can´t get the C, don´t bother with the A, the M and the S!”

“Lean Enterprise”: An Innovation-led Alternative to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

“Lean Enterprise”: An Innovation-led Alternative to the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Microservices in the Real World

Microservices in the Real World



Alexander Heusingfeld gave a talk titled when microservices meet real-world projects at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference

HTTP/2 for the Web Developer

HTTP/2 for the Web Developer