May 23 2019

Opening Day

Aerial view of a baseball stadium Introduction Since one of its earliest releases, I have been a rabid fan of an indie computer game called Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP). OOTP is a video game that allows a player to manage his favorite baseball

Joe DelCioppio
May 09 2019

10 Critical Steps To Accelerate Digital Transformation In Your Company

Implementing Digital Transformation In Your Business It’s one thing to recognize the importance of DT, but making it a reality in your business is a different animal altogether. It’s the difference between talking about running a marathon and

Mike Davis
May 01 2019

Product Over Process: Do Your Own Thing and Build Better Software

I used to be a product manager at a company that will remain nameless. Here’s how projects worked: First I would put together a project request form that contained a lengthy requirements section. After the engineering team approved this project

Steve Tiszenkel
Nov 14 2018

Build a simple in-memory cache in Node.js

I created a Node JS project recently that required fetching some data from an external API. A colleague suggested that I cache the API call response. I thought this suggestion was a good idea since the data did not change very often and the app ran

Timothy Barmann
Oct 31 2018

Goal Setting For Product Managers

Setting goals In order to accomplish anything important, you need to set multiple goals. Your goals need to be both in the big and in the small. The small goals that you set every day will help you hit the larger ones in the end. It’s often

Sep 21 2018

How To Learn Calligraphy (for beginners)

Calligraphy Design How to learn calligraphy efficiently. In our fast-moving world, it’s easy to overlook the amount of effort and time necessary to achieve true mastery of a skill. We millennials are obsessed with instant gratification. We often

Ivan Manolov
Sep 12 2018

Digital Transformation: Everything You Need To Know

Digital Transformation (DT) is a hot topic these days. It might be in the running for buzzword of the year, along with blockchain, disruptive, and cloud-native. And yet, it’s a buzzword that businesses are taking very seriously. As IDG noted in

Nick Kishfy
Jul 10 2018

The Real Value of Cucumber

In the article, Why I Recommend Against Using Cucumber, the author Jason Swett, stipulates some problems with how he sees Cucumber being used incorrectly, and that even if used correctly, he posits that Cucumber has a “small negative value.” While

Mike McDermott
Jun 26 2018

Learning to Code: You’re Doing It Wrong

These days, it seems that almost everybody wants to learn to code — and if you believe all the boot camps and book titles that have surfaced over the past two decades, you might think it's also easy to do. It seems to me that the latest generation

Jun 15 2018

A Complete Guide to Cloud Computing Terms

Intro to Cloud-Native Terms The definition of what makes something a cloud-native application can be a little (pardon the pun) cloudy. This lack of clarity is curious given that by 2020, it is predicted that the "Cloud Shift" will affect more than