This is the list we've all been waiting for. The top 10 productivity booster techs for programmers that - once you've started using them - you can never do without them any longer. Here it is: 1. Git Before, there were various version control systems. Better ones, worse ones. But somehow they all felt wrong … Continue reading The Top 10 Productivity Booster Techs for Programmers
So, everyone is discussing the $19B Facebook / Whatsapp deal, discussing it on every media. And Zuck says it was actually a bargain. Yeah right. A bargain. Read CNN's 10 other things Facebook could have bought with $19 billion. We at Data Geekery are more down to earth, selling actual value to our own customers. … Continue reading Modern Shareholder Value Hopes
Have you ever thought about "Free" Open Source with commercial support vs. commercial software? We have and we found that the following is true: Free Open Source Software with commercial support ... is the best business model for companies selling services for very complex OSS software where customers might lack skilled personnel. This includes things … Continue reading Free Open Source with Commercial Support
Military Campaigns?? Haha. Let's meet Capt. DBA, mastering Sun Tsu's Art of SQL: http://de.scribd.com/doc/15490992/The-Art-of-SQL Citing from the book cover: Do you view database applications as military campaigns? Do you see data as row upon row upon row of enemy columns to be winnowed down and slashed away? [sic!] SQL veteran Stéphane Faroult does. This is … Continue reading Do You View Database Applications as Military Campaigns?
The MEDIT Symposium is one of this year's international conference gems that you shouldn't miss, if you're into Open Source! It features three very interesting tracks Cloud Computing Open Source Mobile Development I'm delighted to line up my own talk about jOOQ with Apache committers (Cassandra, Cordova, Isis), Groovy Language Toolkit developers, researchers and book authors. … Continue reading Conference Gem: The MEDIT Symposium
We're all Software Engineers of one type or another. Most of us have one thing in common, though: We're lazy. And we know that someone else was less lazy and has already solved that tedious problem that we're on. And because we're not only lazy but also stingy, we search for Free Open Source software. … Continue reading 10 Reasons not to Choose a Particular Open Source software
This blog post I've found from 2009 has a nice way of looking at the problem of comparing the ease of use with the ability to reuse. It claims that usability and reusability is always a tradeoff between building a heavyweight, coarse-grained software component with few dependencies (very usable) a lightweight, fine-grained software component with … Continue reading Usability vs. Reusability