The Observer pattern and an experiment in documenting Java code using "illiterate programming."
Cyclomatic complexity is a software metric used to measure the complexity of a program. This metric measures independent paths through the program's source code.
Old developers can easily get set in their ways especially if they work in one environment for a dozen years or more. So how do you overcome the “that is the way it has always been done” mentality that sets in?
The notion of forming complete cross functional teams is one of the most well understood concepts in the agile community but maybe one of the least implemented in practice.
In a post published in July, I mentioned the so-called Goldilocks principle, in the context of kernel density estimation, and bandwidth selection. The bandwidth should not be too small (the variance would be too large) and it should not be too large (the bias would be too large).
I've being doing a lot of development with Doctrine recently and one of the things that I found out is that the Objects it works with can be huge which makes debugging the objects quite difficult for you and the browser to process.
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It's entirely possible to make predictions with Agile. They're just as good as predictions made with other methods, and with XP practices, they can be much better. Agile leaders talk about embracing change because that has more potential value than making predictions.
I think that anyone who writes code in any shape or form should feel free about calling themselves a codesmith. The ideals of craftmanship should be followed, with a healthy dose of pragmatism, but learning the skills to become a good coder takes time and experience.
I’ve been working through the videos that accompany the Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R book and thought it’d be interesting to try out the linear regression algorithm against my meetup data set.
Service businesses are a great to get started with your entrepreneurial dreams. Bring your skills to the table, execute work, deliver it on time, and get paid – as simple as that. Service businesses are not the right vehicle just in case you wanted to do more, grow big, scale as big as you like.
Unless a candidate is considered superlative, non-local applicants are not always given the same level of attention as locals. Why might remoteness impact interview decisions (even in a tight market), and how can the potential for negative bias be minimized?
I’ve been playing around with R data frames a bit more and one thing I wanted to do was derive a new column based on the text contained in the existing column.
Sometimes I have a good idea how to extend one of my Processor Expert components with an extra feature, but then I step back because why implementing more than I need at the moment? Using the CDE (Component Development Environment) of Processor Expert makes it very easy to such additional events:
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I’ve been working through the exercises from An Introduction to Statistical Learning and one of them required you to create a pair wise correlation matrix of variables in a data frame.
Maybe it is a navel gazing exercise for agile-folk but it does seem to be the reoccurring theme. And I can’t get over this feeling that some of my peers think I’m a bit stupid for continuing to support estimates.
At the Heidelberg Laureate Forum I had a chance to interview John Tate. In his remarks below, Tate briefly comments on his early work on number theory and cohomology. Most of the post consists of his comments on the work of Alexander Grothendieck.
OK, I confess, I use OSX almost exclusively and have for a number of years now. I love the hardware, but the OS and specifically it's lack of a software package management tool has just a level of suckyness that irritates me.