Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup, In Search of the Developer 4-Hour Work Day. A Young Developer Stays Relevant. The Fading 8-Hour Work Day and the Law of Accelerated Returns. Robots for Incontinence Management. All-In-One Android Phone Concept. Linux On Enterprise Desktops. Android Wear Queuing App Tutorial. Android L Animation Examples. The Best Article on Hiring Developers Ever. The SmartRing.
In Search of the Developer 4-Hour Work Day
This post titled “The Full-time Developer ‘Curse'” pretty accurately sums up the dilemma of most developers who have little time for independent learning and personal growth after their workday is done.
A Young Developer Stays Relevant
A 36-year-old developer commits his life to staying current and employable as he faces the frightening prospect of turning 40 and thus becoming an “older developer.” He’s doing all of the right things, learning on the job as much as possible, reads a lot of software development books, blogs, is active on social media, and as a bonus he works out. I wonder if he will have the drive to do all of the things he’s doing now to “stay relevant” when he’s 56? Or will he look back and wish he had those hours back spent studying defunct coding technologies?
Robots for Incontinence Management
A good article on robotic applications in care for the aged. One of the notable benefits of using robots to help with the very old is “incontinence management.” If you know anyone really old, then you know what I’m talking about.
All-In-One Android Phone Concept
Check out the images of this flexible phone/wrist Android device, the Google Nexus 360. According to the article, any phone maker can use the available technologies today and make a convertible phone such as this concept.
Linux On Enterprise Desktops
This TechRepublic article lists five large organizations that use Linux on the desktop, Google, NASA, France’s military police, US Department of Defense, and the European nuclear research lab CERN.
Android Wear Queuing App Tutorial
This post is a tutorial on building an Android Wear app, but I like it because of the novelty of the Queueing app concept. I’ve definitely been giving more thought to the possibilities of having an Android device on your wrist.
Android L Animation Examples
We linked to information about Android L features in the past with animation being one of them. Here you can see examples of various types of Android L Animation.
The Best Article on Hiring Developers Ever
An insightful and detailed description of mistakes made when deciding on new hires. Don’t hire for what they already know. Don’t hire for what they can remember in an interview room. Don’t hire for fancy degrees. Don’t hire based on their previous employers. Rather consider if their experience is relevant, if they will be constantly improving, if they can get things done and, a very important skill, can intelligently discuss technology. Lots of other good hiring advice.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Robert Frank Gabriel, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.