Design patterns in TypeScript: Chain of Responsibility

In event-driven systems messages produced by one object can be handled by one or more other objects. None of the objects need to know of one another – all they need to share is a common mechanism for distributing messages. Messages are sent from one object to another making them part of a chain. This pattern is called “Chain of Responsibility.” Chain of responsibility in … Continue reading Design patterns in TypeScript: Chain of Responsibility

I built an ultimate development environment for iPad Pro. Here is how.

I’ve been trying for a long time to come up with a setup for using my iPad Pro as a development tool. There is a ton of options out there, mostly in the form of text editors and terminal emulators or some combination thereof. None made me happy. I want a full IDE, with no compromises. I see no reason why iPad Pro cannot be … Continue reading I built an ultimate development environment for iPad Pro. Here is how.

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Singletons in TypeScript

A singleton[1] is a pattern that guarantees there is a single instance of an object in the system. A singleton can maintain a state which is shared across the entire system. Singletons abstract their internal workings from the rest of the system. Singletons are common in business applications. They help model real-life business processes that involve shared resources. Singletons in TypeScript In Node.js – and … Continue reading Singletons in TypeScript

The technology publishing industry needs to transform in order to survive

In May 2017, IDG has laid off a good chunk of its publishing staff after the acquisition by a Chinese investment firm. In a way, that was the inevitable. Computerworld, an IDG publication, had its last printed run in 2014 and they struggled to stay afloat as a digital edition. The age of glossy computer magazines is pretty much over. It just so happens that … Continue reading The technology publishing industry needs to transform in order to survive

Rather than innovating Walmart bullies their tech vendors to leave AWS

On June 16th, Amazon announced they would acquire Whole Foods in what to me seems like the most exciting M&A event of the past couple of years. As a long time customer of Amazon Prime and Amazon Fresh, I couldn’t be more excited at the possibilities. Of course, every other retailer is terrified. There are some ways the retailers can react to competition. One way would … Continue reading Rather than innovating Walmart bullies their tech vendors to leave AWS

Architecting API ecosystems: my interview with Anthony Brovchenko of R. Culturi

In May 2017 I gave a talk at TDWI Leadership Summit in Chicago. The general message I was trying to convey was that businesses operate as ecosystems and public API platforms play a crucial role in ecosystem leadership. It is possible today to build a startup with a very negligible up-front investment. This startup can deliver an existing product or service in innovative new ways … Continue reading Architecting API ecosystems: my interview with Anthony Brovchenko of R. Culturi