Dec 22

My links of the week – December 22, 2013


Here are the most interesting links I read or viewed during the past week.

  • Software Development:
    • Allen Holub’s OO as a Prerequisite to Agile discusses the need to have a model based approach to be successful implementing Agile, the benefits of using such an approach and some of the pitfalls that may result otherwise.
    • Mark Levison’s A Tale of Two Daily Scrums reminds of the Daily Scrum’s goals and the need for it not being a simple checklist, but being about team collaboration. It includes links to several other interesting articles on the daily scrum.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays.


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.