May 14, 2013 02:47 AM EDT
Reblogged from Algorithms in Real Life:
Many interesting meta-heuristics have been bio-inspired. Some of them are:
Ant colony Optimization Cuckoo Search Genetic Algorithm
Ant Colony Optimization
This technique has been adapted from the studies carried out on the behavior
of ants. ... (more)
May 7, 2013 02:30 AM EDT
Reblogged from Algorithms in Real Life:
At school I was always confused between Algorithms and Logarithms…Anagrams
were meaningful later. Then I encountered heuristics and lately
meta-heuristics. I tried to differentiate algorithms, heuristics and
meta-heuristics. Additional wor... (more)
March 25, 2013 01:06 AM EDT
Agile manifesto has explicit stated preference for shorted sprints. Shorter
sprints can ensure that:
“Parkinson’s Law” does not set in, that is work does not expand to fill
the available time “Understanding gap” between users and developers gets
ironed out quickly “Quick respons... (more)
March 21, 2013 05:44 AM EDT
How do you work with a remote product owner who is in a different time zone
with very little overlap of normal working hours?
An agile puritan would have a simple answer – Don’t.
There is an underlying assumption behind this statement. The assumption is
that the product owner can... (more)
March 19, 2013 02:30 PM EDT
How do you eat an elephant? Simple – cut it into small pieces at eat one
piece at a time.
…is it really that simple?
When you have a large software project it is too simplistic to assume that
all you need to do is to decompose the problem to individual manageable chunk
March 19, 2013 05:17 AM EDT
Way back … in 1968, Melvin Edward Conway, an early computer scientist,
computer programmer, and hacker postulated that…
Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which
are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.
Or more concisely... (more)
March 7, 2013 06:07 AM EST
How do you go about writing you program?
Do you think in terms of:
Programming construct Database design Abstract algorithm User interaction
Way we think about writing a program has undergone several phases of
evolution. The evolution has a close link with increasing... (more)
March 6, 2013 02:26 AM EST
The best way to do software development is to get hold of master programmers.
Get them to form a self organizing team and do the development in short
That is agile.
What happens if you cannot find sufficient number of master programmers?
Get as many master programmer... (more)
February 21, 2013 12:41 AM EST
If you have any doubt about it just look at the adoption rate … look at the
study results published … or just try it yourself.
Offshoring also works!
Again, if you have any doubt, just look at the growth of offshoring … look
at the success of the success of the Indi... (more)
February 20, 2013 10:30 AM EST
Have you heard the story of the person who outsourced his work for US$
50,000, which was just one fifth of what he was earning!
His complete work was done by somebody in China (not India) while he spent
his workdays surfing the web, watching cat videos on YouTube and browsing
February 19, 2013 12:54 AM EST
Agile Manifesto was (formulated? signed? declared?) in 2001 February. The
manifesto was born out the software development challenges faced in the
More than a decade has passed and we live in a different world.
6 ways the world has changed
1) Pace of change has become faste... (more)
February 18, 2013 01:15 PM EST
“…data on its own is just numbers, and numbers can’t run a
“…the quest to assemble relatively unimportant information can actually
distract us from the few relevant facts…”
“…small data sets won’t always give you the full picture, but the most
January 1, 2013 01:00 PM EST
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you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your
username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and... (more)
October 3, 2012 10:45 AM EDT
Do we need programming languages?
You may think that the answer is no. But, if you go by the recent trend you
may need to change your mind.
Consider for example the following questions:
Why is Google working two (GO, DART) new programming languages? Why has IBM
(X10), Cray (Chape... (more)
November 9, 2012 01:41 AM EST
Gartner has released two sets of predictions for 2013 – back to back:
Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013: Technologies and trends that
will be strategic for most organizations in 2013 Top Predictions for IT
Organizations and Users for 2013 and Beyond: Economic risks, oppo... (more)
February 8, 2013 07:09 AM EST
In October, 2012 Gartner predicted that:
“…by Year-End 2014, three of the top five mobile handset vendors will be
I did not really believe it!
But, it turns out that if you go by the study released by Canalys, it has
already happened! Here are the details... (more)
February 6, 2013 11:00 AM EST
I like putting faces to names.
Steve Lohr did the research and wrote an article about the origin of the term
Big Data in The New York Times. I couldn't resist the temptation to put faces
to the names. Right or wrong, all the facts are from his article.
His first step in the rese... (more)
February 9, 2011 09:15 AM EST
We all know that hardware prices always comes down – but have you noticed
any such trend in cloud computing? So, what happens when hardware prices keep
coming down and cloud service pricing remains steady? The cloud value
proposition of lowering IT costs slowly disappears … right... (more)
July 9, 2012 10:30 AM EDT
Of late patents around mobile technologies have been in the news. Four high
profile news items are (1) Oracle suing Google for Java patent violation, (2)
Apple and Samsung fighting each other in different parts of the world,
Microsoft, Apple, Rim and others jointly buying Nortel ... (more)
January 21, 2012 01:30 AM EST
Is Big Data a buzzword with no clear definition? Wikipedia defines Big Data
...a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult
to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data
13 More Definitions of... (more)