NOTE: This article is a narrative version of a talk I’ve given for developers at the Craft Conference and for product managers and designers at Mind The Product. In this article I’d like to discuss the root causes of so many product failures.
Any regular followers of DaedTech may have noticed that I’ve dropped off the map of late with new content. Now, before I go any further, please understand that I’m not petering out with content, holistically. But the break here is semi-intentional.
Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation. Writing in my journal every single day is the glue that holds everything else together.
One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. There are two types of schedule, which I'll call the manager's schedule and the maker's schedule. The manager's schedule is for bosses.
Microservices are small API-driven applications that are each responsible for doing one thing well in the pursuit of a common goal. This definition sums up most popular general definitions of microservices.
A professor walks into a lecture hall and glances around at a packed house of students typing away on screens. As the clock indicates it’s time to get started, she clears her throat and asks everyone to put their laptops away before class.
One of the funnest parts of being a parent is providing experiences that open the curiosity and imagination of your kids. We live in such a brilliant time for opening-up our mind for what is possible. Our possibility, in large degree, is based on our context, not on our willpower.
Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or 20 hours more per week than they do. A study from Stanford shows that they are on to something.
VS Code is my favorite editor for web development. The integrated terminal, the great plugin ecosystem, debugger, and excellent TypeScript support make it just perfect. Its one reason I keep coming back to developing locally.
“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,” says Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University who has studied the relationship between money and happiness for over two decades. “We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while.