Tags: web-review, university, quality, gui, godot, complexity, frontend, python, gaming, mathematics, design, teaching, learning, maintenance, ux, gpt, ecology, team, tools, ethics, culture, nokia, 3d, web, criticism, mobile, business, tech, ai, react, technical-debt, c++, craftsmanship, compression, programming, decision-making, product-management, tests
Let’s go for my web review for the week 2023-09.
Tags: tech, 3d, gaming, godot
This is a huge release. Lots of very strong and needed feature to be a competitive engine. Congrats!
Tags: tech, mobile, nokia, ecology
Coming from Zombie Nokia, still I think we need more options like this. It is the number one solution to reduce ecological footprints of computing.
Tags: tech, ai, gpt, ethics, business
When they changed their statutes it was the first sign… now it’s clear all ethics went through the window. It’s about fueling the hype to drive money home.
Tags: tech, ai, criticism
That’s a good set of questions to ask ourselves when in contact with a product claiming the use of “AI”.
Tags: tech, c++
This newer standard brings up interesting features again. I’m especially interested in std:expected myself.
Tags: tech, mathematics, python
This really looks like a nice library for symbolic maths. Keep in mind it’s python based but it goes all the way to generating solutions to the given problem in various languages.
Tags: tech, gaming, compression, tests
Interesting new compression format around the corner. Might turn out useful in some cases. I could definitely have used it last year for a test harness with very large reference data (so no, not gaming).
Tags: tech, web, frontend, react, complexity
A bit of a rant so brace yourselves. Still, it’s very much aligned with the current backslash against “everything must be an SPA” trend and makes very good points on how it happened. This indeed turned into a popularity contest based on false premises. Meanwhile… complexity increased dramatically on the web frontend side and the performances are bad for most users.
Tags: tech, gui, design, ux
Very nice set of rules. They are very simple to apply individually. The art is in respecting it all of course.
Tags: tech, complexity, maintenance, craftsmanship
Good musing about simple code and complexity. We definitely should avoid unwarranted complexity in our code, or at least try to prevent it’s spreading.
Tags: tech, technical-debt, maintenance, craftsmanship
Definitely this. I think this could have turned into a good term until it was used for everything under the sun. It’s about maintainability first, not just about what you like or not.
Tags: tech, programming, craftsmanship, team
Development is and has to be a team sport indeed.
Tags: tech, decision-making, product-management
They’re definitely a powerful tool. I see them used in a few places but definitely not enough.
Tags: tech, quality, culture
A bit too much written in superlatives for my taste. Still, this is an interesting set of qualities indeed. Definitely things to aim for.
Tags: tech, university, craftsmanship, tools
Having taught quite a bit at the university, having interviewed quite a few junior developers… I have to agree what’s proposed here is missing from most curricula. I wish this would be taught more systematically. If not at least students everywhere should know this online course exists.
Tags: teaching, learning
Very interesting but long state of the art and evaluation of learning techniques. This is definitely something students should look at to pick better techniques. The way I design my trainings and coaching session seem to be mostly aligned with the findings, they tend to foster the right learning techniques… Still that’s up to the students to pick up the opportunity instead of repeating usual inefficient patterns.
Bye for now!