What makes a programmer good at their craft? For years, organizations which hire programmers have reasoned with this question. Yet, the criteria for selection of a “good” programmer differs by the lot. As candidates, most programmers are put through tough technical interviews, grinding analytical tests, and twisted coding sessions. Employers [continue reading...]
It’s a known assertion that software applications (desktop or distributed) are not truly platform agnostic. Even if a software application is developed as a cross-platform solution, it is very difficult to make it look and work identically across all platforms (operating systems). Hence, lately I’ve been thinking about the quest [continue reading...]
The other day I wrote down this Haiku out of disappointment:
With a necktie in January:
Erratic spacing at the end of lines
Heedless programmer continues to code
Disappointment that came from recently inspecting gallons of ruthlessly written source code. The business logic, coding standards, and refactoring aside; I was [continue reading...]
Airbus A380 Superjumbo — the largest passenger airliner in the world, with one mind-boggling “flaw.” Apparently, the Superjumbo is so quiet that the pilots have complained about the lack of engine noise, which is preventing them from sleeping during rest breaks.
In the cloud computing space, there’s the SaaS model, its cousin DaaS, and their distant mate – Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
All the “XaaS” platforms exist and operate under the same umbrella, so to speak. The “Comparing Amazonâ€™s and Googleâ€™s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Offerings” article illustrates a nice graphical overview [continue reading...]