Category Archives: Misc

Why Contribute to Open Source?

This article has interesting points made by a theoretical chemist turned software engineer. “The answer to this question has many facets, but I can almost guarantee that at least one of them will appeal to you. One of the best reasons to contribute to … Continue reading

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Get Real!

Alan Trefler, the founder and CEO of Pegasystems, just published a very articulated article “Get Real!“. Here are a few quotes: “In today’s world of promises and hype, it’s tempting to jump on that bandwagon. But I believe strongly the software … Continue reading

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Spotting Perfect Art Forgeries

The Guardian published an article “How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective“. Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. One expert said: … Continue reading

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Microsoft confirms GitHub acquisition

Microsoft is confirming the rumors that it is acquiring the software development platform GitHub are true. Microsoft has announced it is acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. According to GitHub, as of March 2018 it has more than 27 … Continue reading

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Most GDPR emails unnecessary and some illegal, say experts

Many companies, acting based on poor legal advice, a fear of fines of up to €20m and a lack of good examples to follow, have taken what they see as the safest option for hewing to the General Data Protection Regulation … Continue reading

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The People Vs Tech

A new  book The People Vs Tech by Jamie Bartlett is “an enthralling account of how our fragile political system is being threatened by the digital revolution. Bartlett explains that by upholding six key pillars of democracy, we can save it before … Continue reading

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Does niceness lead to poor decision-making?

There is an interesting discussion at LinkedIn “The dangers of being nice at work“. Having a supportive and overly cordial work culture can undermine new and innovative ideas, argues Jonah Sachs in an article for Quartz. Office environments that stress positivity … Continue reading

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Business Rules Excellence Awards

Do you have an interesting Business Rules Use Case?  Submit it for the opportunity to win a highly prestigious award and publication in the next book on BR to be published within 12 months following the Awards Ceremony at BBC-2018. The Business Rules Excellence … Continue reading

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Peter Voss’s New Endeavour

A well-known AI expert Peter Voss just started a new business with this vision: “Imagine a super-smart Alexa/ Siri/ Google Assistant-like app or device that actually remembers what you told it previously; can hold lengthy conversations; can interact with other assistants, … Continue reading

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Questioning “Best Practices”

Scott Ambler, one of the initiators of the agile approach to software development, wrote an article that questions the term “Best Practice”: A very popular term within the IT community is “best practice”. It’s a wonderful marketing term, how could … Continue reading

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