Brad Buysse

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Build a REST API in 5 Minutes with PubNub

Developers need APIs. Every tech company that provides Internet-based services exposes an <b>application programming interface</b> to enable developers to do …

JavaScript

24 words that show leadership on a resume

Crafting the perfect resume is an important step to land your next leadership role. Because resumes are meant to be a concise rendition of your …

Leadership

OpenCV People Counter

By onAugust 13, 2018 in Object Tracking, Tutorials<p>Click here to download the source code to this post.<p>In this tutorial you will learn how to build a …

Python Programming

Introducing Kubebuilder

Friday, August 10, 2018<p><b>Author</b>: Phillip Wittrock (Google), Sunil Arora (Google)<p>How can we enable applications such as MySQL, Spark and Cassandra to …

Microservices

“Let others succeed”: Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s simple but effective leadership style

Sundar Pichai doesn’t exactly seem part of the brash, big-ego club of Silicon Valley’s top leaders, but few can doubt the soft-spoken engineer’s talent and temerity.<p>When, only a decade after joining Google, the low-profile executive was appointed CEO in August 2015, the analysis of Pichai’s …

Leadership

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

The Python Requests Module

Introduction<p>Dealing with HTTP requests is not an easy task in any programming language. If we talk about Python, it comes with two built-in modules, …

Python Programming

Google Spent a Decade Researching What Makes a Great Boss. They Came Up With These 10 Things

Google's spent the last 10 years studying the habits of effective managers. You can learn a lot from their conclusions.<p><i>"People leave managers, not companies."</i><p>We've all heard it. Many of us have experienced it. But what makes people want to leave a manager in the first place? And if you happen to …

Emotional Intelligence

What is a product manager? A complex, cross-functional role in IT

Product managers are responsible for understanding the market, audience and demand for a software, hardware or service. A product manager typically …

The ultimate guide to defining, writing, and implementing OKRs

How to Use Objectives & Key Results for Planning (and Achieving) Your Company Goals<p>How did Google grow from 40 to 88,000 employees and $100+ billion …

Hackable Raspberry Pi add-on boards enable CAN-bus home automation

Omzlo’s open spec “NoCAN” IoT platform for home IoT includes an “Omzlo PiMaster HAT” board for the Raspberry Pi that connects with multiple Arduino …

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager -- But Not A Leader

A simple way to answer the question “What’s the difference between managing and leading?” is this:<p>Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they’re supposed to do.<p>The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if …

Leadership

Why you should stop using product roadmaps and try GIST Planning

Over the years I created my fair share of product strategies, roadmaps and project gantts. I don’t do them anymore. I found a better alternative …

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

How to Solicit Negative Feedback When Your Manager Doesn’t Want to Give It

In my role as a leadership coach, I consistently hear my clients say that they crave negative feedback from their managers in order to improve in their jobs, grow their careers, and achieve better business results. However, when it comes to soliciting negative feedback, they find that their …

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

How to Estimate What You Can’t Predict: Web App Development Cost

- How much does it cost to build a web app?<p>- $33,659.<p>This conversation is unlikely to happen but a price could be close to that sum. Important …

Simple and Effective Leadership Skills That Few People Live

Jack Christianson explains that leadership is all about people. When the leader gets relationships right, everything else falls into place.<p>Leadership, at its core, is extremely simple. Yet very few people are willing to do what it takes to boil leadership down to what it really is.<p>According to …

How to: Build a Raspberry Pi security camera

Build your own cut-price surveillance equipment.<p>The tiny powerhouse that is the Raspberry Pi can be built into almost any project, and in this case …

Time to “Hello, World”: VMs vs. containers vs. PaaS vs. FaaS

By Dmytro Melnyk, Product Marketing Manager<br>Do you want to build applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) but have no idea where to start? That was …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

4 essential questions to ask before you prioritize product ideas

How to make the right decisions and keep your stakeholders in the loop, including the doc template I use at Typeform<p>Your team could build a million …

The 3 Sides of the 'Magic Triangle' of Servant Leadership

There are 3 main areas where you can invest your time and energy to start seeing a change in how you think and act: your mission statement, your people and your culture.<p>You have to help others to grow, and if they grow, you grow.<p>In a nutshell, that is the concept behind servant-leadership. Being a …

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

If You Want to Be Successful, Stop Asking for Permission

The most successful people have one thing in common. They don't ask for permission. Instead, they act.<p>What are your personal goals? What kind of things do you want to achieve in your life? Maybe you want to quit your job. Or, perhaps you want to start a company because you feel you're worth more …

You’re Doing Scrum Wrong, and Here’s How to Fix It

When the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was first published, it was not a process, but a set of guiding principles. Two of the core, …

Project Management

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

A Biohacker Created Surgically Implanted Sensors to Track Cows

The subcutaneous devices are designed to monitor cattle and provide data...but their inventor really wants them to be used in humans.<p>Though they look indistinguishable from the other cows on a dairy farm in Utah, three cyborg cows with implanted sensors are munching on grass and sending data to …

Best Smart Light Switches That Don't Require A Neutral Wire

Smart light bulbs are awesome, but they aren't always an option. That's when you look to the next link in the chain and consider a smart switch. You …

The Seven Stages Of Adult Development (And Where You Land As A Leader)

The maturity of a leader can be instructive in their ability to guide their organization and adapt to a constantly changing business environment. Developmental psychologists are in agreement that the best leaders are not necessarily the ones with the most formal training, but rather the ones who …

Personality