Articles in: May 2010 :
Guice is widely recognised as the best dependency injection framework for the JVM world and specifically for Java. It has brought together ideas from numerous projects, including Spring and PicoContainer, and popularised type driven development. Dependency injection is one of the principal enablers for test driven development, and as such central to our software practices… Read more
Behavioral science and specifically motivational science is fascinating. When you wake up, what drives you? Dan Pink, in his recent book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, identifies three principal factors: autonomy, mastery and purpose. Check out the video below to get an excerpt.
One of the most underappreciated jQuery methods has to be .data(). It allows you to associate arbitrary named values with DOM elements. Usage is simple: $(“body”).data(“x”, 1); $(“body”).data(“y”, someObject); You can store any data types and expect the same back. As a web developer, I’m sure some of you have assigned arbitrary… Read more
Earlier tonight a group from our engineering team headed over to SDForum‘s Software Architecture & Modeling Special Interest Group to discuss our thoughts on lean startups and continuous deployment. We had a great time and the quality of questions was amazing. Thanks to SDForum for hosting us, we enjoyed it! Video from the talk… Read more
Yesterday, we had the pleasure to host the first “Stanford Bike Tour” organized by Ibrahim Elbouchikhi. It is a chance for Stanford students to hop on a bike, and cross over to the neighboring valley!
A few months ago, I was invited to give a tech talk at Google about our testing practices. I finally got around to posting the slides, see below! During the talk, I presented how we achieved our extreme iteration cycle of 5 minutes commit-to-production cycle. Starting at a high level, we looked the two fundamental… Read more