Kategoriarkiv: Development

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

From the great “The Inmates are Running the Asylum” by Alan Cooper: What Do You Get When You Cross a Computer with a Car? A computer! And as Cooper pointed out, this was not restricted to cars but to anything … Læs resten

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Data modeling always fails

Sixth law: Data modeling always fails, given enough time. This means that the model either evolves, or restricts the actions of the people using the model. A data model has to balance flexibility and efficiency and you can’t have both … Læs resten

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Sorting of Korean words

As an aside to my “Sorting of Danish words“, I just found Mark Jason Dominus’ “Alphabetical order in Korean” where I learned how individual letters are written in Korean and that alphabetization is also done on the syllable level. Man, … Læs resten

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Best browsers for privacy

I switched VPN provider to NordVPN and they are a much more communicative company than my previous VPN provider. That’s probably good. They have published a nice article with the best browsers for privacy and security. Interesting read. On my … Læs resten

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CSS optimisation

I still do some CSS for websites but just now I learned that browsers read CSS selectors from right to left. One of the important things to understand about how browsers read your CSS selectors, is that they read them … Læs resten

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Software developer or not

The difference between software developers and other people is the inherit distrust we developers have towards computer systems. Like, for instance, when someone talks about electric scooters with electronic brakes. What I hear is, here’s an electric scooter that might … Læs resten

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Alexa might spell the end of the independent seller

If invisible interfaces succeed – which I am not entirely sure they will – Alexa will function as a barrier of entry for independents sellers. Which is probably why Amazon is so focused on it. Google, Apple and Microsoft try … Læs resten

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Not that there are that many difficult people

Neil Green has made a nice chart of 42 types of difficult people you can meet in software development. I don’t think I have met that many difficult people in my career, but the types are actually quite spot on.

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The UX 10 year challenge

From Cyrek Digital:  

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Customer-driven

In the story about LiveJournal, there is this: “We were always saying we were fighting for the users, that we would run everything by the community before we did anything,” says Mark Smith, a software engineer who worked on LiveJournal … Læs resten

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