The kind of system we develop at kaChing is very data intensive. Given our test-driven approach, many problems we encounter in production are caused by issues in data, rather than bugs in code. Particularly, the system often gets confused by stock symbols. Wait a minute, you might wonder: how come stock symbols are confusing? GOOG… Read more
Applied Lean Startup Ideas: Continuous Deployment at kaChing View more presentations from Pascal-Louis Perez. For more information check out the Continuous Deployment at kaChing; Slides! post.
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