Nathan Craddock

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What I’ve learned from full-time remote pair programming for a month

For the past month, I’ve been pair programming with a remote partner 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. This is thanks to a new company called Microverse …

Programming

Programming in your 50s

I love writing code. I can’t conceive of a working life where I’m not spending a significant amount of time coding.<p>A couple of months ago I turned …

Time I

The truth about AI, NLP and ML – human involvement is mandatory

This is a viewpoint from Mike Slone, chief experience officer for Travelaer..The technology revolution today – led by artificial intelligence (AI), …

Artificial Intelligence

Agile Failure Patterns in Organizations 2.0

TL;DR: Agile Failure Patterns — Why Agile is Simple and Complex at the Same TimeAgile failure seems to be increasingly more prominent nowadays …

Project Management

Here's how Popular Science covered 'Star Trek' in 1967

From the December '67 issue: 'TV's Star Trek: How they mix science fact with fiction.'<p>You're ready to believe that the fantastic adventures of television's popular spacemen will be possible in 200 years, for their "science" is a logical projection of present knowledge.<p>If you're one of the 20-odd …

Star Trek

America's Failed 1979 Supertrain - Design News From All Over The World

On February 7th, 1979, thousands of Americans were introduced to the Supertrain, which ran from New York to Los Angeles. Nuclear-powered, the …

Swimming Pools

Why retail’s artificial intelligence bet is all wrong

Everyone seems to be “using” artificial intelligence these days. So is retail. Big players like Amazon and Target are pouring huge amounts of …

Developer demos ‘portable hole’ augmented reality effect with ARKit

Taking a journey down virtual rabbit holes may not be far away.<p>With the Pokemon Go craze now a thing of the past, developers are looking for other uses for augmented reality. Peder Norrby has created an app that shows off some of the possibilities of Apple’s ARKit and the iPhone X: a portable …

The Forgotten American Concordes - Boeing 2707 - Lockheed L-2000 SST - Curious Droid

When we think of supersonic passenger air travel, most people will think of Concorde, the joint British & French design which operated from 1976 …

Accepted Sessions

Create your own AI-powered voice assistant with Matrix Voice

The Matrix Voice development board is a Raspberry Pi add-on you can use to build your own voice assistant. I got my hands on a review unit to see if someone who is “code illiterate” could make something out of it.<p>Some people have an affinity for programming and development. I’m not one of them. …

The company that helped lead a revolution in board games is shutting down

Asmodee snatches up Mayfair Games’ entire catalog along with Lookout Games<p>After nearly 40 years in the tabletop industry, the longtime publisher of the popular Settlers of Catan franchise is closing its doors. Mayfair Games has sold its remaining games catalog to Asmodee North America, a massive …

Bringing Order to Web Design Chaos (with Web Components)

<i>In my maturation as a Software Engineer, I've found that stories of the problems and solutions that other engineers have encountered to be invaluable</i> …

Hackers Get Linux Running on a Switch

The hacking group used a Tegra X1 flaw to modify code the Switch executes during its boot sequence.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Your Team is Smarter Than You Are: Why Autonomous Product Teams Work Better

I’ve always argued that product management is a team sport. But as soon as you have more than one team in an organisation and you need them to …

Product Management

Apple Needs to Make Siri Great at Something

With the HomePod showing up on my doorstep next Friday, I’ve been doing some thinking about Siri lately. Why is the overall impression of Apple’s digital assistant so negative? There are recent surveys and tests showing it as being competitive with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana in some …

Here's How to Create a Feedback-Friendly Culture (Hint: It Starts at the Top) | Inc.com

Many successful companies have corporate cultures that share some of the same traits: People are honest about what's working (and what's not), they are receptive to fresh ideas, and tend not to be resistant to change.<p>At Funding Circle, we champion this spirit in one of our five company values: "Be …

Team Building

Powering the Smart Factory with the Internet of Things

To secure a smart future, manufacturers are leveraging the Internet of Things to reshape product development and production. Selecting the right infrastructure is crucial for success.<p>The first half of the digital revolution was about using machines to connect people—allowing them to share ideas, …

Internet of Things

Migrate Drupal Sprint Recap - Almost There!!!

On January 11/12, 2018, a Migrate Drupal sprint took place to try and advance a variety of migrate modules. A lot of great progress was made! Here's …

Please Stop Using Local Storage

Seriously. Just stop it already.<p>I don't know what it is, exactly, that drives so many developers to store session information in local storage, but …

​Mosaic's birthday: 25 years of the modern web

25 years ago, the first release of Mosaic web browser appeared and the web, as you know it, began.<p>special feature<p>The Internet of Things is creating …

Social scientists have warned Zuck all along that the Facebook theory of interaction would make people angry and miserable

Since the earliest days of Facebook, social scientists have sent up warnings saying that the ability to maintain separate "contexts" (where you …

About The world's simplest facial recognition API for the command line and Python: Here's Face_recognition!

A facial recognition system is basically a computer application that is capable of identifying or verifying a person from either a digital image or …

Machine Learning

3 Simple Ways To Become A Strategist

For the past 3 years, I’ve hosted a monthly Office Hours at my workplace, a time when anyone from the agency can book in 20–30 mins with me and …

Opinion: Nintendo Labo Is the Switch's Ace in the Hole

The Switch is already a hit, but Nintendo Labo could give it a Wii-like sales ceiling.<p>My reaction as I watched the reveal of Nintendo’s latest …

Nintendo Labo

US Is Full Of Scary Abandoned Amusement Parks…

<b>Lake Shawnee Amusement Park</b><p>Princeton, WV<p>There’s a reason why this amusement park is abandoned; because it’s cursed. This plot of land had the dual …

REST Assured vs. JMeter: A Comparison of REST Test Tools

Apache JMeter and REST Assured are two very popular Java-based tools for automated testing of REST API services. In this article, Toptal Freelance …

Software Development

Automating Security in DevOps: Combating No's With Chaos

Traditional security has thrived in a culture of "no."<b>The Culture of "No"</b>We have all met that wall. And when those walls exist, people find ways …

The secret to avoiding CES cynicism is never really going

I’ve been going to CES for almost ten years now, and it amazes me that really, nothing has changed that whole time. The same people are saying the same things on the same stages, selling the same people the same junk with slightly higher price tags. But this year I had a great time and found some …

Selling

Adjusting Your Development Process to The Use of Feature Toggles

At first glance, this title might evoke images of the proverbial tail wagging the dog. Feature toggles, at their core, are “if” statements tied to …