Tag: worse is better

How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse: Software Engineering for Web Startups

[Lecture slides. Work in progress…] What the WWW was/is/will be all about, software engineering principles pertinent to web development (web=app=mobile), current failures and implications for startups, and maybe attempted forecasts? A serial CTO’s perspective on what makes the world (of … Continued

Bmeter: Pure Client Side Single Page App

Hackathon, yay! I was tasked with upgrading the Bchirometer, a simple single page app (SPA), to a narrow (first?) UI, given a bunch of sketches in PNGs. Rewriting, really. Repo was a mess of drafts, and… nu. App uses Open Knesset‘s … Continued


Notes towards…


And… yet another web app. A POC, or MVP, pivot, all this biz speak. Idea (“hypothesis”) was to do a catalog, user generated content (UGC), semi-structured (folksonomies, but with added semantics), which can then be drilled down, interactively, in un/foreseeable … Continued

Opinionated Frameworks: Software Engineering Theory and Practice

Eclectic notes for a presentation I gave…


Rocks! From outer space! (Am I playing with fire here? John Allsopp preaches against these trends, and despite my rising from the exact same background, influences, Brooks, Dijkstra, et al, I sense there’s maybe a counter-intuitive paradigm shift exemplified in … Continued