Writings on building software delivery capabilities and delivering digital & technology outcomes for ambitious organisations.
For all the excitement and talk of cloud it seems the reality, at least in enterprises, is a little less glamorous. With more and more executives backing the move to the cloud, more and more organisations are booting up large migration programmes. Unfortunately their aging IT departments lack the experience required and organisations are forced to depend on service providers to fill the gap.
The retail industry has been squeezed on many fronts over the past decade, from Internet giants flexing their technology muscle (and willingness to not always turn a profit) to disrupt markets to fast-moving start-ups who are unencumbered by big company process, and who are able to attract strong technology talent.
At Made Tech, we run an internal Hack Day or Learning Day every month. We take time off our paid work to focus on learning something new, like a new programming language, or to hack together some tools that solve a problem we’re encountering.
We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand new initiative for our company: The Made Tech Academy.
As a polyglot software engineer, I have discovered some disciplines which I have found beneficial to me. My hope is that readers of this article will find the experience I share here profitable to their endeavours as polyglots (or indeed as monoglots).
An increasing number of retailers are exposing core parts of their business through APIs, delivering a more cohesive customer experience across a variety of touchpoints, making it easier to streamline internal operations, and opening opportunities to interface with external channels.
So, you’ve decided that responding to change over following a plan is going to be one of your guiding values. You look at your plans and think “Gosh a lot of decisions went into creating this roadmap, I don’t want to be changing these without good reason”. Then you start getting conflicted over what good reason is, “How can I be confident that rearranging the roadmap is for the best?”.
Oh no, not another Vim article!
React is improving the way we build frontends, but I find common patterns are making our apps more complex to write and manage, and more difficult to understand.
A couple of months ago I gave a talk about PostgreSQL, and specifically using the Array datatype, at London Ruby User Group and I wanted to take some time to dive into this in more detail.