Several decades ago I started working in tech, expecting to be among calm people who would gather data, carefully assess it and make reasoned decisions which would be correct most of the time. Yes. It wasn’t like that; but with improvements in testing and in the ease of gathering information it can be more like […]
Apparently some authors get really annoyed if you ask them where they get their ideas. A similar question hovers over many discussions of entrepreneurship. Instead of causing offence it often leads towards inspirational quotes from tycoons, or talk of the “entrepreneurial personality”, as if tinkering with your own character traits is the route to success. […]
Vocabulary is a problem when you start working with Microsoft Azure, or any cloud service offering. There are so many new terms to wrestle with. I was considering blogging my own glossary but Microsoft now have several web pages giving very useful information. Here are the links:
Do you feel embarrassed about Googling answers to problems instead of working them out for yourself? Well don’t: if you’re a working programmer who has to answer for time spent, you’ve got to make use of other people’s work. As long as you don’t believe everything you read, it’s simple efficiency.
A recent Run As Radio podcast covered “Disaster Recovery in the Cloud”. Many suggestions weren’t brand new of course, but it was great to have them validated by two of the best people in the field. Anecdotes from personal experience livened up the conversation. I’ve made some notes here, but do listen to the podcast […]
Good luck to anyone who can conjure up a TED lecture out of telling people that it’s impossible to keep up with all the changes these days. You and I knew that already, didn’t we? Agile methods help organisations adapt to change. If successfully applied they increase the rate of change. There was an interesting […]
You never solve problems, only exchange them for new ones. Usually they’re just new to you, but cloud computing “update risk” actually looks NEW.