Sunday, November 30, 2014

The ORM anti-pattern

Yegor Bugayenko writes on ORM Is an Offensive Anti-Pattern, offering a pure OO alternative.

(I've posted too many links to my Google+ account. It's a ghetto over there as my public posts are science-oriented, programming is shared privately.)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Aiming for the right level

Vinod Kumaar Ramakrishnan writes It is just a road not a roadmap making a strong point visually: software needs a map, not a road. Roadmap

This is important to understand at any level of an organization. The problem comes as you perform larger roles.

You can track only so much detail—minds have a capacity. Using a Road rather than a Map overcomes this for viewing lower down the organization. Pull back your view and substitutes rough pictures for details. Then build a bigger map, less granular, covering a larger area. It's still a map, but a map of a country rather than a region or a place.

Managing calls for finding the right level of detail, be it the application or team or project or programme or department. But remember to keep rebuilding your map and explore some.