Heroku | 10 Habits of a Happy Node Hacker (2016)

In History & Futures, Javascript, Node by bchesley0 Comments

SimplifyTech predictions are famously inaccurate, but I’ll make one here for the upcoming year. I predict that 2016 will be the year of simplification in JavaScript.A growing group of developers are simplifying their architectures already. Instead of monolithic MVCs with big frameworks, they’re building apps with static frontends, which can be served over CDN, with a Node.js API for dynamic …

Don Norman, the first user experience professional…

In History & Futures, User Experience (UX) by bchesley0 Comments

1995: Don Norman, the first user experience professional An electrical engineer and cognitive scientist by trade, Don Norman joined Apple to help with the research and design of its upcoming line of human-centered products. He asked to be called “User Experience Architect,” marking the first use of the term in a job title. By this time Don Norman had also …

JavaScript Application Architecture On The Road To 2015 — Medium

In History & Futures, Javascript, Software Architecture, Web Standards by bchesley0 Comments

Composition is incredibly powerful, allowing us to stitch together reusable pieces of functionality to “compose” a larger application. Composition ushers in a mindset of things being good when they’re modular, smaller and easier to test. Easier to reason with. Easier to distribute. via JavaScript Application Architecture On The Road To 2015 — Medium. From Addy’s excellent survey of the JS …

The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing

In History & Futures, Java, Software Architecture, Software Project Management by bchesley0 Comments

The Eight Fallacies ofDistributed ComputingPeter DeutschEssentially everyone, when they first build a distributed application, makes the following eight assumptions. All prove to be false in the long run and all cause big trouble and painful learning experiences.1. The network is reliable2. Latency is zero3. Bandwidth is infinite4. The network is secure5. Topology doesn’t change6. There is one administrator7. Transport cost …

Bye Steve – Thank you for so much!

In Apple, History & Futures by bchesley0 Comments

Steve Jobs passed today and his history is the history of personal computing.  I have been personally and professionally inspired by Apple products since I first got into computing.  My Mac Classic was my first personal computer and my MacBook was my first laptop.  A couple of years ago I returned to the Mac from many years in the land …