Jan 12

My links of the week – January 12, 2014

Here are my choice of links for the past week.

  • Software Development:
    • Tim Bray’s Software in 2014 provides an interesting analysis of the software development scenario, both server and client side as we enter 2014.
    • Shivprasad Koirala’s SOLID architecture principles using simple C# examples presents and exemplifies, in a simple away the application of the SOLID architecture principles, using C# as the implementation language.
    • David Budgen’s Design Patterns: Magic or Myth? describes an attempt to find an answer to whether design patterns are an effective way to exchange design knowledge and whether they help create designs that are simple to understand and maintain. The perceived reply, specifically to the second question, is not that clear.
    • Neil Potter’s Scrum Lessons from the Trenches tries to address some of the challenges facing Scrum application by project teams.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading.

Dec 15

My links of the week – December 15, 2013

500px-Relational_Model.svgHere is my selection of the links from the past week.

  • Big Data / BI :
    • Doug Turnbull’s Codd’s Relational Vision – Has NoSQL Come Full Circle? is a very interesting article that goes back to the original Codd’s work on relational databases, analyzing Codd’s criticism of the database systems that existed at the time, to raise the question of whether we have come full circle. Codd’s original arguments that lead to his proposal ofthe relational database model, are used to warn about the risks of denormalization, while taking advantage of that very denormalization in NoSQL databases.
    • Software Engineering Radio’s Episode 199 is a podcast, featuring Michael Stonebraker, a leading MIT database reasearcher. The podcast covers multiple database related subjects of great interest, including “NewSQL” databases.
    • Andrew Burst’s Predicting Big Data’s 2014 presents a few predictions about what 2014 can bring to Big Data, from a set of companies working in the field.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading.