Sense and Respond by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden

Sense and Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously by Jeff Gothelf My rating: 5 of 5 stars Having read Lean UX, I was expecting a good book on how organisations could deliver projects. This book is about much more than that. The authors are coming from a point of … More Sense and Respond by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden

My .net journey

With the release of Visual Studio 2017 and .net core, I’ve seen a few folk talking about their story with the platform. This is mine. I’ve never been the biggest Microsoft fan, ever since I grabbed a copy of Mandrake Linux and figured out how much more tinkering was available and how much more logical … More My .net journey

Always be finished

I’ve been living on a building site for a while, at home and at work. The work at the office above ours was ambitious, chaotic, noisy, messy and overran. It was a challenging project, turning a “derilict” into a funky new office. Home was a simpler proposition, a greenfield site, with a well tuned team … More Always be finished

Microsoft Edge, ungooglability and a new class of bugs

Microsoft definitely has a naming problem. .net core was one thing, but calling a browser Edge was just trolling developers. Try searching for “Edge CSS” or “JavaScript Edge”. It’s a lesson in frustration, which means the bugs in the new browser are extra painful to debug because it’s that much harder to find the blog … More Microsoft Edge, ungooglability and a new class of bugs

Cloud is ephemeral

The Cloud is just someone else’s servers, or a portion thereof. Use the cloud because you want to scale quickly, only pay for what you use, and put someone else, with a global team, on the hook for recovering from outages. You’d also like a safety net, somewhere out there with the data you cannot … More Cloud is ephemeral

“Why Agile Works” review

Coming from an Enterprise background in a previous life, of the cascading-waterfall, multiple-signoff, change-control, duelling-project-manager variety, this was a fascinating book.  This is a book about Agile For Enterprises. Not for the teams like mine that carved an agile garden in a world of fixed-price contracts. This is for the managers who want to know where … More “Why Agile Works” review