Today we start with a post on DaedTech where they talk about Agile processes and introverts. This is more interesting than the typical “how to work with introverts” post because it frames it within the context of Scrum and XP. It is definitely worth reading. On Flowing Data, they give us a very cool data visualization about flight patterns during Thanksgiving. The more interesting part is that you can focus on one city at a time to really see the migration patterns. Lastly, I have to mention the awesome story on The Next Web about how one man automated some of the drudgery in his life. With the prevalence of APIs for everything, this guy found that he could automate the coffee machine, texts to his wife/girlfriend and even some emails.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers in the states!
As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.
Startups, Career and Process
- What I Learned from Blowing An Interview | R. S. Braythwayt
- Agile for Introverts: Re-Imagined Programmer Collaboration | DaedTech
- Agile: Coaches, or Consultants? | DZone Agile
Design and Development
- From Karma to Mocha, with a taste of jsdom | Podio Engineering Blog
- Using Consumer Driven Contracts to Reduce the Need for Integration Testing | Stitch Fix Technology – Multithreaded
- Components: taking a step back from Dependency Management | Low Level Bits
- Forgo JS packaging? Not so fast | Khan Academy Engineering
- What is a ‘unikernel’? | Mattias Geniar
- PostCSS becomes 1.5x faster | Martian Chronicles
- Programmer used secret scripts to automate his life, and now you can too | The Next Web
- Technical Debt is a Good Thing | logz.io
Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL
Infrastructure, Operations and DevOps
- Immutable Delivery | the agile admin
Security, Encryption and Cryptography
- Multi-Version Execution Defeats a Compiler-Bug-Based Backdoor | Embedded in Academia
IaaS, PaaS, Saas and *aas
- Processing logs at scale using Cloud Dataflow | Google Cloud Platform