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DPL Reading List – September 21, 2018

DPL Reading List – September 21, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. Why Google Fiber Is High-Speed Internet’s Most Successful Failure – “In the Big Bang Disruption model, where innovations take off suddenly when markets are ready for them, Google Fiber could be seen as a failed early...

Top 10 Things Overheard in a Development Shop

Top 10 Things Overheard in a Development Shop

#10 – “It’s not really the best, but…” This is often heard when developers don’t come up with the best solution and have to compromise to something that isn’t quite wonderful.   #9 – “What do the logs say?” When problems occur, the first place to look is usually the...

DPL Reading List – September 14, 2018

DPL Reading List – September 14, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. Why Seclusion Is the Enemy of Creativity – “Don’t paint yourself into a corner. The walls we build around ourselves are prisons, not fortifications. Vulnerability is a source of strength. We earn others’ trust by...

DPL Reading List – September 7, 2018

DPL Reading List – September 7, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. 6 apps to help you refocus after your summer vacation – “After months of laid-back, half-day Fridays, vacations, and a general slowdown in the office, once autumn arrives, it’s back to business. This can be a stressful...

Top Ten Software Villains

Top Ten Software Villains

This afternoon, Doug Durham presented the afternoon keynote at the 2018 Heartland Developers Conference. In his presentation, entitled “Be the Hero – Stop Being the Development Villain”, talks about the ways we as developers can sometimes be the villain and contribute...

DPL Reading List – August 31, 2018

DPL Reading List – August 31, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. Corporate Cybersecurity Is Becoming Geopolitical. Are U.S. Tech Companies Ready? – “Businesses are interconnected, and therefore threats are, too. Firms should take care to understand how their systems depend on the...

Blog Posts for a Year

Blog Posts for a Year

I have officially written one blog post per week for one year! I started this endeavor on August 1, 2017 with the post, PHP Through the Eyes of a .NET Engineer. During that time, I have written many blog posts in a single week, then sometimes take a week or two off. I...

DPL Reading List – August 24, 2018

DPL Reading List – August 24, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. 3 Kinds of Jobs That Will Thrive as Automation Advances – “But the bottom line is that technology is unleashing market forces that can reward those who address these challenges and marginalize those who ignore them....