I have been working with Blockchain Clearing Corporation (BCC) on a big idea with a lot of implications. I just unveiled some of the technology strategy on Medium. Please read and comment there if you are interested in blockchain technology, banking, or securities trading.
I spoke with entrepreneurial activist David Reske and the Radio Entrepreneurs Network about Assembla, global teams, and new products. Please check out the network If you’re interested in how entrepreneurs build products and businesses. My segment is linked to the audio control above, and will play here on Thursday, January 15th from 6pm-7pm and 9pm-10pm […]
Making enterprise software is profitable and useful. But, it sucks in other ways. One of the biggest problems facing enterprise innovators and product developers is that their customers don’t want new versions. It’s too much hassle for them to test and explain new versions. If the dogs won’t eat the new dog food, you don’t […]
We know that software is eating the world – becoming a bigger and bigger component of products and services. Now, we are seeing the next steps. Software will eat your company in three steps – product, cloud, and ecosystem. Some of the world’s biggest and most interesting companies are currently at step 2 – linking […]
So it rained today in San Francisco. Where I live, on the days it doesn’t rain, it snows, or it ices and slushes with a slime that’s already dirty before it oozes onto cars and eyebrows. In San Francisco we got a nice warm pitter patter rain… and they shut down the whole town. Schools […]
What is the difference between the old SOA that everyone hated, and the new REST / Microservice / MAXOS service architectures? The old version of SOA (service oriented architecture) was promoted 10 years ago as the next big thing in enterprise software development, and then discarded because it was so annoying. The new service […]
I can think of three ways to be more productive, from first principles. When applied to software development process, they all lead to releasing more frequently.
A person who works at a big financial services company wrote: I very much enjoyed Andy Singleton’s presentation last Wed [about continuous agile with FCB] … I would love to get Andy’s response to these: 1) I would like to learn more about what he meant by ‘eliminating management’ in the Continuous Delivery environment 2) I would […]
I put this useful post on the Assembla.com site – Many SaaS development teams have enough data about usage to see that “a very large percentage of our ideas are bad.” The challenge is actually using the data to drive a move away from vague product strategies, to directly seeing what customers care about. They have “Lean […]
“Do you have some ideas, or know of someone I could talk to, with some ideas on why AI seems to be coming of age now? … I’m starting skeptical since Index spawned Applied Expert Systems, which didn’t get traction in the 1980s.” – Yes, I can explain that.