Category: Product Engineering
- Comparing web development: 2009 vs 2020 ()
Although writing the code itself is the same, 2020 is a different world compared to 2009. Cloud. Databases. IDEs. How far have we come?
- Keep a copy ()
The world has moved to a rental model – access is cheaper and content available on demand. But what happens to your data when you get locked out, stop paying or the service goes down? Better to keep a copy and work locally.
- The Surface Pro kickstand ()
Examining the design tradeoffs of the kickstand on the Surface Pro tablets vs the Macbook Air and iPad.
- Opinionated software ()
E-mail is seeing a wave of innovation. You might think that e-mail is “done” but opinionated software can appeal to niches of hundreds of thousands of customers. This is how startups can compete today.
- Presenting is just one part of speaking at conferences, and how to adapt to virtual events ()
There is significantly more value in the long-tail of all the components of a talk than just speaking to people who happen to be present in the room at the time.
- The importance of the developer experience – comparing Google Cloud Functions vs Azure Functions ()
In porting a project from Google Cloud Functions to Azure Functions, I found Microsoft’s developer experience is a great example of attention to detail. What does that mean for startups selling to developers?
- Obsolescence forced by software ()
Perfectly functional hardware, forced into obsolescence by software. Do you always want to use the latest and greatest? What about your users? How long should you maintain software and APIs for?
- Staying connected to the front line ()
When was the last time you spoke to your manager’s manager or your company CEO? You can only effectively manage 7-10 people so this post explores how you can stay in touch (with customers and employees) as your organisation grows.
- Losing it in the last mile – why owning the full delivery stack is important ()
Owning the full delivery stack is a principle that applies widely and yet few seem to understand how important the end to end customer experience is.
- The one job of the early stage startup CTO ()
With so many things happening in early stage startups, what is the one thing the CTO should focus their time on?