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AI: Fear, Facts and The Future
Media excitement about AI has been escalating in the last few months, especially as a threat to jobs. The basic facts being reported may true, but many important contexts and facts are missing, and often the angle is all wrong.
Interview: Nick Jenkins On Lean
Nick Jenkins played a key role in the founding and growth of Mechanical Rock, now a successful cloud company in Australia. While we didn't get to chat much while I worked there, I knew he had a passion for Lean. When I heard he had some upcoming free...
3 Kent Beck Insights That Are Still True
Kent Beck is a bit of a legend for programmers. His 2008 book 'Implementation Patterns', while focussed on Java and Object-Oriented programming, still has some important insights for all programmers to know.
Implementation Patterns (Kent Beck)
Kent Beck's 2008 book tries to examine what makes great code, what patterns are behind Object-Oriented constructs and how to make choices that will benefit the longevity of your software.
4 Lessons from Seneca
Seneca's letters aren't light reading, but they have many important messages written millennia ago which are still relevant today. Here are 4 that I think are worth knowing.
AWS CLI JSON Filtering Part 2: An Advanced Example
Part 2 of learning advanced JSON filtering with JMES and JQ. This post runs through an example of re-structuring output from a CLI SQL query to insert directly into DynamoDB.