Saturday, February 13, 2016

Material Design for Bootstrap

Google'e Material Design guidelines applied to extremely popular Bootstrap GUI library.
"Free" and "Pro" versions available

Material Design for Bootstrap
"Compare how easly MDB changes a Bootstrap elements"
very interesting "slider" comparison

"After" vs "Before"

"Antifragile" Cloud Architectures

Free O'Reilly Microservices eBook - Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures | Pivotal
"This report discusses application architectures that include:

  • The Twelve-Factor App: A collection of cloud native app architecture patterns
  • Microservices: Independently deployable services that do one thing well
  • Self-Service Agile Infrastructure: Platforms for rapid, repeatable, and consistent provisioning of app environments and backing services
  • API-based Collaboration: Published and versioned APIs that allow interaction between services in a cloud native app architecture
  • Anti-Fragility: Systems that get stronger when subjected to stress"
TNS Analysts Show 43: Pivotal's Matt Stine on Cloud-Native Application Architectures - The New Stack

Antifragile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (book)

"Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduces the book as follows: "Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better"

3 categories:
  • Fragile (sensitive to shocks)
  • Robust (not sensitive to shocks)
  • Anti-frigile (benefits from shocks)
‘Antifragile,’ by Nassim Nicholas Taleb - The New York Times

Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nassim Taleb and Daniel Kahneman discusses Antifragility at NYPL.mp4 - YouTube

Antifragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb - YouTube


books: "Bounce" & "Black Box Thinking" by Matthew Syed

about science of success

Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice
Bounce | Brian Johnson
  • Purposeful Practice + 4% ("Flow", balance of skill and challenge + 4%)
  • 1 million repetitions (to become excellent in doing something)
  • (top of the) icebergs (visible success is on top of huge invisible practice)
  • DoubleThink: yes can do it vs. what can go wrong, at the same time
  • Everyone can do it, "Mindset" is the key,
    getting better by practice vs. proving inborn potential
Black Box Thinking
Black Box Thinking | Brian Johnson
All airplanes are  equipped with "black box" for recording and analyzing "what went wrong" in tragic situations; result: extremely good safety record. Opposite: medical environment hiding and not improving based on data, huge number of people dying from preventable mistakes.
  • 50 lb of clay = better art: (practice makes perfect) students with
    • goal to "do more" clay pottery produced much better results than 
    • those with goal to "make best" possible pottery
  • "Marginal gains": small improvements in many details compound to better performance
  • "Practice 50000 times": examples from sports
  • "Cognitive Dissonance" Galileo example, when church refused to look trough telescope
  • Pre-mortems: "what-if" exercises, to avoid preventable mistakes 
Matthew Syed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"the key to success is a positive attitude to failure"

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Matthew Syed - Talent - YouTube

Matthew Syed: The myth of talent and the power of practice | 09.07.13 - YouTube
a lot of high quality practice