How Technology Evolves

We often take for granted the technology we have and forget that it's the result of a tedious evolutionary process. A Railroad Track is the Width of Two Horses is one of the first story about the evolution of technology that I remember reading, maybe ten years ago. It rings more like a colorful story … Continue reading How Technology Evolves

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Design Me a Calendar App

To check if a salesman is good, one classic is the "Sell me this pen" test. To check if a software designer is good, I propose the "Design me a calendar app" test. That was one of the topic we chose for the software engineering lab, and I loved the results. There are several reasons … Continue reading Design Me a Calendar App

10x

Fred Brooks started it all. In The Mythical Man Month, he quotes a study saying individual difference between low and high performers can vary by an order of magnitude Since then this myth of 10x productivity difference has persisted in our industry. Nowadays it's best seen in the use of words like rockstar, guru or … Continue reading 10x