Have a look at Red9’s Database Popularity Index, which is updated now on a monthly basis. Last year I blogged about a similar study.
One thing that is still mind-boggling to me is the total number of different database engines – over 300! I know there is a constant need for better and more powerful databases, but 300? Sounds like too much to choose from.
One other thing that I find slightly surprising is the popularity of the Microsoft Access. Really? With so much to choose from, people still stay with Access? What am I not getting here?
I haven’t been involved in customer development throughout most of my career. That only changed in recent years, so I have to learn quite a bit on that front. So, the list of “10 Things I’ve Learned About Customer Development” resonated with me quite well. The best part of it is that not only it highlights the issues, but also provides a direction towards solution.
Anything you wanted to learn about blockchain and cryptocurrency in general, and Bitcoin in particular, you can find on this epic Bitcoint resource list.
Wow! Even just reading the titles of the resources needs some time and dedication.
Here is a rather extensive collection of 350+ data structure problems with solutions. The list varies from the usual searching and sorting of values in an array, to string manipulation, binary logic, matrices and graphs. No matter how high was your grade for all those Computer Science courses back in college, or how long have you been programming, I guarantee you’ll find a challenge or two in this list.
From a very brief couple of hours look at the list, my favorite ones seem to be around the chessboard problems, such as this chess knight problem for finding the shortest path to destination using a queue.
Peteris Krumins, of the Browserling fame, has a series of blog posts on his top favorite programming, computer and science books. It’s an excellent selection of titles, from which I’ve read only a fraction. Good timing for the Christmas shopping too. Here are the blog posts in the series so far (5 books per post):
Even with the 30 books mentioned so far, there are new things to read and learn. I wonder how many of the notes to self I’ll have by the time the whole 100 are listed.
The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies – interesting choices, and good reasons.
And so it starts … With December 1st hitting the calendar, everyone suddenly remembers that the year is almost over. The endless lists of best, worst, and mediocre are starting to arrive. Google Play features the list of Best Apps of 2014 for Android platform. There’s not a single word on how these were selected, but the word “promotion” in the URL might give you a hint or two.
Your summer reading list: Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Gilbert, Bill and Melinda Gates and many more share their book recommendations.
Here is an interesting IMDb list of the movies that begin with the ending (only movies that have an IMDb rating of 8/10 or higher are included). Before you click through to it, how many movies can you name? I got just over 10.
Now have a look at the list. Have you got any that are not in there?
List.js – Search, sort, filters, flexibility to tables, list and more
Source code on GitHub.