Week 43, 2019 Three Kinds of Platforms

From Marc’s article1 written in 2007: The key term in the definition of platform is “programmed”. If you can program it, then it’s a platform. If you can’t, then it’s...

Week 42, 2019 Product Engineer

A Different View on Apple and China In most politically dicey situations, Cook has followed Roosevelt’s advice and picked engagement. While Cook has become more comfortable talking about the ideals...

Week 41, 2019 Understand the Tradeoffs

From Jorge Manrubia: keeping your dependencies to a minimum is a safe bet 1 Often, when a library covers your needs, it seems that using it is a no-brainer. Again,...

Week 40, 2019 Restating problems and Quitting Early

From David McCullough: Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard. From Jorge Manrubia 1: Restating problems should be in your toolbox during...

Week 39, 2019 Product-Minded

Product-Minded. Once you have the product foundations, you need devs who engage with the ‘why’, actively. Engineers who have the thirst for using technologies to leapfrog human/user problems. Those with...