Why a Calendar App is a Great Design Exercise

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 Why a Calendar App is a Great Design Exercise

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Living in the Future

The world is constantly changing. From electricity to cars to television to the internet, most generations have seen at least one breakthrough. This will continue, and it's certain that my generation will witness another technological shift. Interestingly, how we react to new technologies changes itself with time.  For a lot of new technologies, my first … Continue reading Living in the Future

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