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Specific methods to address certain topics and issues

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So you already have this killer idea of an app/service that solves a particular need?
Here is my take on what you need to consider when building it, in order to ensure rapid customer uptake and market penetration. I made this up based on my observation of the industry in the past few years, including my own work.


1 – use open source wherever possible

2 – use REST where possible

3 – develop client for all platforms, including all mobile and desktop

4 – don’t waste time debating native vs hybrid – use best suited for particular platform… Continue reading

How would hashtags benefit LinkedIn

“it is NOT the fear of missing out, really. It’s about learning, and choice”

Yes, some would say this is  blasphemy – “LinkedIn is a social tool for professionals who want to connect – go to Facebook if you don’t like it”. Well, yes, I’d agree, but I would still argue the point : need only exemplify Twitter and, more recent and relevant, Facebook. In addition, keep dreaming on if you still think in this day and age we can still separate our personal and professional lives…

Yes, LinkedIn was designed as a social… Continue reading

R2D2’s commentary: Brilliant content and approach towards being a true tech lead, outlining core competencies and a structure towards what is important both in skills, attitude and behaviour. Added as featured on my blog. Featured image  is one of my thinking biases (or representation systems) – I always tend to compare management to politicians, and delivery/execution to the military … I still think this is a valid corporate structure representation :o)

(curated by R2D from Business Insider)


Most successful projects have a single engineer responsible for driving the project forward while ensuring that strong technical decisions are made with… Continue reading

Leading the Epic Revolution: New Book by Hunter Muller is Essential Guide to Continuous Innovation and Success in the Modern Global Enterprise and Across the Connected EconomyWESTPORT, Conn., June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Globally recognized IT thought leader Hunter Muller has compelling advice for CIOs and senior technology executives in his newest book, Leading the Epic Revolution: How CIOs Drive Innovation and Create Value Across the Enterprise (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).

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