As developer toolchains consolidate, Microsoft takes pole position – TechRepublic

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Developers may be tiring of siloed, best-of-breed solutions and are increasingly looking to vendors to pull disparate tools together, giving Microsoft an edge.

Source: As developer toolchains consolidate, Microsoft takes pole position – TechRepublic

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Apple’s Pro products are becoming less and less attainable for the professionals they’re made for | Macworld

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This.

I’ll take a cheese grater supreme with sautéed onions, bacon, and more bacon. Oh, wait, scratch that, I can’t afford a cheese grater supreme. Even without the extras.

Nevermind the $4999 fries and $999 stand to hold my fries.

I have a house and bag full of Apple gear, but they have clearly gone bat shit crazy with their pricing.

 

#applefail #overpriced

Apple has redefined what a pro is, so the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR may not be for you.

Source: Apple’s Pro products are becoming less and less attainable for the professionals they’re made for | Macworld

16 must-read books on the impact of AI, robotics, and automation – Tech Pro Research

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AI and robotics are playing a growing a role in business, commerce, and manufacturing, leading to more automation in the workplace. This list of promi

Source: 16 must-read books on the impact of AI, robotics, and automation – Tech Pro Research

Cliffs Notes: Principles of Product Development Flow – Reinertsen

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A coach shared this with me and I thought is was pretty good stuff. Here ye go in PDF format. Not from Cliff, but…

Agile2017: Putting the Customer First in Enterprise…

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I’m one of the lucky people that gets to work with Chris every day! Check out his awesome presentation from Agile 2017.

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Agile Gatekeeping | LinkedIn

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Source: (5) Agile Gatekeeping | LinkedIn

Voyage in the Agile Memeplex – ACM Queue

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If a scientific paper concludes that, say, pair programming is more efficient by 27.2 percent, with or without explicitly stating “as observed with 32 undergraduate students writing a 50- to 80-line piece of Java code for a simple desktop program,” decontextualization rapidly transforms this message into the following: “It was scientifically proven that pair programming is 27 percent more effective than the waterfall way;” then into this: “By adopting pair programming you’ll cut your time to delivery by a quarter.” The context is lost, sometimes intentionally, sometimes naively. Pair programming is just an example of an agile meme; replace it with your favorite one.

Source: Voyage in the Agile Memeplex – ACM Queue