MVP Does your product have a personality? No? Well too bad. Everyone else, read Minimum Viable Personality:
MOST IMPORTANT STEP FOR BUILD PRODUCT IS BUILD PRODUCT.
SECOND MOST IMPORTANT IS BUILD PERSONALITY FOR PRODUCT.
NO HAVE PERSONALITY? PRODUCT BORING, NO ONE WANT.
Gapless Another remarkable presentation from Lea Verou, Polyfilling The Gaps.
Curated HackerThings: products for the discerning hacker.
Managed Now that’s great service (and a smart move). 10gen offers free hosted monitoring service for MongoDB.
Refresher Why you should care about encapsulation:
I think that the reason the community doesn’t really get mock objects is because they don’t really understand the principles that drove the authors of mock objects to create them to begin with. Things like encapsulation, information hiding, and the law of demeter are not really well understood, which makes the motivation behind mock objects very difficult to grasp.
Yes One of those lists that should be hanging on the wall of the product dev team: 10 Things I’ve Learned:
2. If someone says, “I wouldn’t personally use it, but I bet other people would”, no one will use it.
3. The answer to any question that starts with “do you want” or “are you concerned about” will always be “yes” .
QotD Andy Matuschak:
I believe the key to success is to treat these kinds of abstractions as automation of a process you understand, rather than tools which make magic happen.
Minimum Viable Pants is full of personality.