Odds and Ends

This week and the next there will be no regular blog posts. I hate to break my routine, but I am going to IBM Innovate 2014, and being an IBMer myself, it is a working conference for me, requiring a lot of preparation time and paying my booth dues. If you are coming to Innovate,... Continue Reading →

Should We Fight or Embrace the DOM?

Now, my story is not as interesting as it is long. Abe Simpson One of the privileges (or curses) of experience is that you amass a growing number of cautionary tales with which you can bore your younger audience to death. On the other hand, knowing the history of slavery came in handy for Captain... Continue Reading →

The Rise of the Full-Stack Architect

Full-Stack Web Architect needed with the experience with web services, back end Web platforms, databases, cloud based hosting such as Heroku and AWS, visual design, UX/UI, experience of mobile web development, all in agile environment.   An actual 2014 posting for a job based in London, UK Ta-da - the moment has come. In post... Continue Reading →

We Don’t Have MongoDB – is CouchDB OK?

'It can't be helped,' the saddlebum said. 'What's happened is, you've overloaded your analogizing faculty, thereby blowing a fuse. Accordingly, your perceptions have taken up the task of experimental normalization. This state is known as "metaphoric deformation"'.   Robert Sheckley, "Mind Swap", 1966. One of the Sci-Fi books that left a deep impression on my young mind was... Continue Reading →

Micro-Services – Fad, FUD, Fo, Fum

But band leader Johnny Rotten didn't sell out in the way that you're thinking. He didn't start as a rebellious kid and tone it down so he could cash in. No, Rotten did the exact opposite -- his punk rebelliousness was selling out. [...] And he definitely wasn't interested in defining an entire movement. From... Continue Reading →

Meanwhile, in Nodeland…

In India, we don't call it "Indian food'. We just call it "food". Rajesh Koothrappali, "The Big Bang Theory" It was always hard for me to make choices. In the archetypical classification of 'satisficers' and 'maximizers', I definitely fall into the latter camp. I research ad nauseum, read reviews, measure carefully, take everything into account, and... Continue Reading →

Node.js and Enterprise – Why Not?

My daughter is 14. Like her father, she loves and plays music. As with all the restless teens, sitting through multiple hours of Grammys 2014 was a non-starter. Therefore, she installed me as her push notification service. My role was to sit on the sofa (iPad in hand - I am not crazy to just watch TV for... Continue Reading →

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