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DPL Reading List – October 12, 2018

DPL Reading List – October 12, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. Don’t Ignore Apple’s Machine-Learning Chops – “The neural engine in the A12 Bionic now has a dedicated block in the SoC, has jumped from two to eight cores, and is now capable of 5 trillion operations per second. But...

Top 10 Quotes to Use in Meetings

Top 10 Quotes to Use in Meetings

#10 - “You’ll thank me later.” You can never go wrong quoting Monk.   #9 – “Plans are worthless, planning is essential.” This famous quote from Dwight Eisenhower is often useful when discussing plans. It gets to the heart that of planning, that the plan isn’t the...

DPL Reading List – October 5, 2018

DPL Reading List – October 5, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. The Facebook Security Meltdown Exposes Way More Sites Than Facebook – “Beyond the impact on Facebook accounts themselves, the company confirmed that breach impacted Facebook's implementation of Single Sign-On, the...

Incognito

Incognito

“Software is hard.” - Donald Knuth Shipping software is hard. Supporting software can be even harder if you don't set yourself up for success. If you have customers, you can't just push the Ship It button and run away. Why is supporting software so difficult? One of...

DPL Reading List – September 28, 2018

DPL Reading List – September 28, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. Carnegie Mellon is Saving Old Software from Oblivion – “While perusing such vintage source code might delight hard-core programmers, most people aren’t interested in such things. What they want to do is use the...

Question Mark

Question Mark

Questions are an essential part of any development process. Developing software is a continual process. We are always writing the next piece of software. New tasks are kind of like the mail for mailmen, the mail just keeps coming. The tasks just keep coming. It is...

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...