10 Things I’ve Learned About Customer Development

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.

350+ Data Structure Problems with Solutions

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.

100 Favorite Programming, Computer and Science Books

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.

Google Play : Best Android Apps of 2014

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.

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List.js – Search, sort, filters, flexibility to tables, list and more

List.js – Search, sort, filters, flexibility to tables, list and more

Tiny, invisible and simple, yet powerful and incredibly fast vanilla Javascript that adds search, sort, filters and flexibility to plain HTML lists, tables, or anything.

Source code on GitHub.