FutureStack13 , our inaugural user conference, was jam-packed with amazing attendees, thought-provoking sessions and exciting product announcements. From the opening keynote to closing happy hour, the Grand Hyatt in was abuzz with people focusing on a single mission: building the future of Software. Wrapping your head around all that was happening across the two-days might be too much to ask, so luckily we've put together an infographic to give you a snap-shot of the conference.
…and take home a paycheck for it. That can be easy to forget if you never interact with them. " Software engineers and designers are often divorced from the consequences of their actions," Kevin says. Not so if everyone has a stake in making sure the product is a pleasure to use. "Ops can rapidly get detached from the customer, because all we're doing is keeping the lights on and helping set up new apps," Nathan adds. " EOS keeps me reminded of why we're …
…thousands of people experience the transformation in Ali's life using the Internet. The software platform we had created to lift up the stories of the people we serve was brand new, and we were still trying to work out some of the core features. We weren't prepared to have 5,000 people ask for email updates for one child's surgery, and we were just stepping into all the complexities that come with scaling an idea into a product. That week helped us recognize our need to get more …
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moderating a panel on Hardware Hacking for Software at # nerdlearn
Greengage Mobile is one of the stars in our portfolio of Startups. Others include the recently acquired Pilot, Follow us on . to find out more about the companies we work with, , Front Porch , Strokelink, and The .
I asked Lindsey to share some thoughts on what it's like to partner with Theas an early-stage startup: …
Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.34-32.0 on October 28th, 2013 ( are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories ) . Based on MySQL 5.5.34 , including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.34-32.0 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona ‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.5.34-32.0 milestone at Launchpad .
Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.1.72-14.10 on October 28th, 2013 ( are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories ) . Based on MySQL 5.1.72 , including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.1.72-14.10 is now the current stable release in the 5.1 series. All of Percona ‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.1.72-14.10 milestone at Launchpad .
I am really hard on software. This is for a variety of reasons, but I think it is because I build it myself. I have always envisioned that directors and actors can sometimes lose focus during a movie as they judge the decisions others made in their productions. I feel like I do the same thing with software.
I loathe poor and/or non-native user interfaces and cherish simple tools. These are applications I constantly rely on.
Dash - The new documentation …
Id Software was more than a unique business model that gave almost all the power to the programmers. It was the explosive combination of shareware delivery with a particular genius programmer inventing new techniques for PC games that nobody had seen before: John Carmack . It may sound prosaic and banal now, but smooth scrolling platforming, texture mapped walls, lighting models, and high speed software 3D rendering on a PC were all virtually unheard of at the time Carmack created …
Week 2 - Regression - Software engineers start paying off technical debt by attacking a queue of existing bugs. Quality engineers make full regression passes through the software, looking for old functionality that may have been impacted by the new changes this iteration.
Week 3 - Planning/End-of-Cycle - See Week -1. Software is an interconnected system and thus a change can reverberate through the codebase with a super-linear, potentially quadratic complexity. A good analogue is air …