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Prefer goals over controls

By Matthew McCullough
February 21, 2014

  Bruce Eckel is well known for his books in the field of programming, such as Thinking in Java, Thinking in C++, and Atomic Scala as well as his co-leadership of the Java Posse. And yet, on top of his …

Prefer goals over controls

By Matthew McCullough
February 21, 2014

Bruce Eckel is well known for his books in the field of programming, such as Thinking in Java, Thinking in C++, and Atomic Scala as well as his co-leadership of the Java Posse. And yet, on top of his work …

Let Decisions Be Your Guide

By Joy Beatty
September 2, 2013

Most normal people don’t look at data sets just for fun. They study views of the data to make decisions about what to do, be it a decision to take some specific action or a decision to do nothing at …

Just What Does an Architect Do?

By James Turner
July 15, 2013

When computers were small and programs short, writing programs for them was pretty much a solo enterprise. But as computers became more powerful, and importantly, interconnected, you started to see software development in teams, and with teams came the most …

Four Qualities of Successful In-House Innovation Teams

By Jeff Gothelf
July 2, 2013

One of the most common questions I get about applying lean ideas to product design and development is, “How can I make this happen in my organization?” Between entrenched corporate silos and existing team management structures, it can seem impossible …

Drupal for Designers

By Meghan Blanchette
April 30, 2013

Dani Nordin (@danigrrl) is an O’Reilly author (Drupal for Designers) and UX designer. We sat down recently to catch up on her current projects and her predictions for the future of Drupal design. She shared some best practices for designing, …

Code Simplicity: The science of software design

By Max Kanat-Alexander
April 10, 2013

If you want to be a better programmer, a good first step would be to choose an area of software development to take additional responsibility for. Now, when we say “responsibility,” we don’t mean the sort of “you’re to blame …

The many sides to shipping a great software project

By Andy Oram
September 9, 2012

Chris Vander Mey, CEO of Scaled Recognition, and author of a new O’Reilly book, Shipping Greatness, lays out in this video some of the deep lessons he learned during his years working on some very high-impact and high-priority projects at …


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