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 … Continue reading The technology publishing industry needs to transform in order to survive

I am addicted to Medium, and I am tempted to move my entire blog to it

I use writing to build my personal brand, explore ideas, and connect with smart people. Looking for a place to host my company’s blog this spring I came upon Medium and got addicted to it ever since. Before discovering Medium, I published a WordPress-based blog called “The Dulin Report” and the “Cloud Power” blog at … Continue reading I am addicted to Medium, and I am tempted to move my entire blog to it

In memory of Ed Yourdon

Ed Yourdon is a Maimonides of our generation. His work in computer science and software engineering shaped our industry at a time when it needed structure. His photography gave us a glimpse into his life and his values. The world is in a better place now because of Ed. He will be greatly missed.

On Maintaining Personal Brand as a Software Engineer

  Man’s wisdom is in what he writes, good sense at the end of his pen; and using his pen he can climb to the height of the scepter in the hand of his king -- The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain Moses Ben Maimon (aka Maimonides) lived over … Continue reading On Maintaining Personal Brand as a Software Engineer