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Data Storage Maturity Model

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There are many ways of storing data when developing applications, some more mature and capable than others. Storing data of some sort or another in an application is common. Extremely common to be exact as almost every application out there needs to store data is some way or another. After all even a game usually stores the users achievements. But it’s not games I am interested in. Sure they are interesting to develop and play but most developers I know are busy developing line of business (LOB) applications of some sort or another. One thing line of business application have

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 3

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You collect a lot of information, but little knowledge,You only slightly understand what is happening in the business,You have chaotic notes,You think that you should do something, but you are not sure what exactly needs to be done.

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 3

In the first two parts of the series Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals we focused on discovering business needs.

As in the case of searching needs, the key is asking the right
questions in the right way. Questions that concretize the concepts and

lead your interlocutor down the structure of the conversation are:

How? How exactly? What exactly?What does it consist of...?How do you measure it?How much? When? Where? With whom?How do you know that ...?Give an example of ...In what order ...?...(Read whole news on source site)

Investigating TypeScript compiler APIs

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TypeScript 1.4 was released last Friday, bringing union types, type aliases, and some ES6-related features. It also brought a new compiler and language services API to facilitate better tool support. Here I'll give a brief introduction with some pointers on places to get started.

Journey to cloud

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Transforming a sizeable development organization from "classic" development practices to Agile cloud development is something I talk about a lot.  Bhavik Shah, who used to work on our team, left Microsoft to go to business school and now works a Mckinsey, recently wrote an article on that transformation process.  Buck Hodges, one of our Engineering Directors worked with Bhavik and others on it. It's a nice read: The link is a link to the Mckinsey home page - I don't have a perma-link to the article.  It's on the front page as I write this.  The article is titled "From
box to cloud: An approach for software development executives" Brian
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