Good Design, Part III: Refactoring

Check out Good Design, Part III: Refactoring by Rob Myers. Here is an excerpt: Remember this? public static ProductBean installProduct(String p) { ProductBean pi = new ProductBean(p); Connection c = new Connection(“$Updates”); for (Record x : c.getAllForKey(“PLUG_INS”, “P_NAME”, p)) { // validate serial number if (“SNUM”.equals(x.getString(“RECORD_TYPE”))) {… The full article is available here.

Antifragile, Macro and Micro Economics and the Misuse of Terms (Again)

Check out Antifragile, Macro and Micro Economics and the Misuse of Terms (Again) by Glen B. Alleman. Here is an excerpt: The Buzz Word Anti-fragile is tossed around lately by #NoEstimates advocates claiming that making estimate creates fragility to the work. Let’s start with a definition of anti-fragile … Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and […]

Workfront Project Management: Introduction to the New Workfront (formerly AtTask)

Discover more at http://www.workfront.com/resources/video/workfront-view-ipad-app-demo-video/ The new Workfront drives enterprise productivity by increasing adoption and visibility. Workfront has once again further separated from traditional project management vendors by solving enterprise team challenges. Designed for enterprise work — Workfront has navigation paths that are more intuitive, designed for every player on a team, not just for one […]

The Chatbot Never Sleeps: How We Created a Chatbot Integration with Mendix That Enables 24/7 Customer Service

Check out The Chatbot Never Sleeps: How We Created a Chatbot Integration with Mendix That Enables 24/7 Customer Service by Craig White. Here is an excerpt: In this blog, we will explain how technology can be used to rapidly build a chatbot and expose just how simple it is to dramatically improve, and automate customer […]