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DPL Reading List – August 17, 2018

DPL Reading List – August 17, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. A hand gesture could be your next password – “Unlike passwords, finger motions in the air won’t be exactly the same each time, so a system has to be robust enough to recognize slightly different speeds and shapes while...

Design – Executive Summary

Design – Executive Summary

The pull to start writing code is strong when building a new system. It feels urgent, but it isn’t the most important thing you should be doing… When people think of software development they often think of a programmer typing 0s and 1s into a green screen all alone...

DPL Reading List – August 10, 2018

DPL Reading List – August 10, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. 5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload – “A classic catch-22 in psychology is that people wait for their emotions to change before changing their behavior. However, changing your behavior is probably...

DPL Reading List – August 3, 2018

DPL Reading List – August 3, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. The Biggest Obstacles to Innovation in Large Companies – “In a survey fielded earlier this year for Innovation Leader, an online resource for corporate innovation teams of which I am editor, we asked about the most...

Creating a Barcode Scanner App with Ionic

Creating a Barcode Scanner App with Ionic

Scanning a barcode or a QR code is a pretty common business request. Luckily, almost all users walk around with devices capable of scanning barcodes: their phones. In this blog post, we are going to step through creating a mobile scanner application using Ionic,...

DPL Reading List – July 27, 2018

DPL Reading List – July 27, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. Two Questions to Ask Before You Set Up an Innovation Unit – “In our work at the European Center for Strategic Innovation (ECSI), we have extensively researched the role of successful Innovation Units. Drawing on our...

DPL Reading List – July 20, 2018

DPL Reading List – July 20, 2018

Here are some of the articles we found this week. To See the Future of Competition, Look at Netflix – “It’s always dangerous to try to learn too much from the performance of a single organization — even the most successful companies are bound to experience setbacks...

Good Fake Data

Good Fake Data

When it comes to testing your code, good data is hard to come by. For new greenfield solutions, there often is no data. And using production data is a bad idea for a variety of reasons. But that doesn't reduce the importance of good test data. We need good test data,...